I ate Costco's poppy seed muffins for breakfast everyday for at least a year.
I have a love/hate relationship with Diet Coke. If I'm on the "sauce", it's all I drink. ALL DAY LONG. I'm currently "clean", and have been since September 7, 2010. (They should totally have a DC's Anonymous. At least then I'd get to go to meetings where people would clap for my sobriety efforts.)
I'm currently having issues with chocolate. And that's all you need to know about that.
Oh, and I've had oatmeal with brown sugar for breakfast everyday for like the last 8 months. Not to mention, for lunch, I have the same shredded beef burritos from Costco ... EVERYDAY!!!
Wow. I'm pathetic.
Alright, so what does all this have to do with my daughters and parenting? Well, I think I've passed my addictive gene on to Megan. Only her addictions seem to show themselves as ticks.
Do you remember the smacking? She still does this, by the way. Only not quite as often as before. The good thing is that she's admitted she has a problem. And she often mentions it in her prayers at bedtime, asking God to help her stop smacking. Plus, most afternoons she'll give me an unsolicited report on how much or how little she smacked that day. She's definitely making progress.
Her latest tick is flicking her head. It started as a way to get her bangs out of her eyes. If they were in the way, she'd just flick her head back. What I'm noticing now, is that she flicks her head back even when her bangs are clipped back out of her face. We're talkin' every 10-15 minutes, she's flickin' her head back. I know. It's serious. It's bizarre. It's a Flick Tick.