We recently went to New York City to watch my husband run in the NY Marathon. Despite a hurt foot, Gabe powered through and finished all 26.2 miles to raise money for Autism Speaks. I’m thrilled to report their team raised $396,000! WHOOP!
That’s the good news.
The bad news is my son was going through some kind of licking phase while we were traveling. And as you probably know, New York is a tad dirty. Just a tad. And despite my repeated requests to KEEP HIS TONGUE IN HIS MOUTH, my son licked his way through through Manhattan. Yuck. I can only hope the hygiene hypothesis that germs are good for kids is real.
Here are 10 things my son licked while we were in NYC:
- The subway pole.
- A poster of Taylor Swift on a bus stop.
- The seat belt in a taxi cab.
- A quarter.
- My hand.
- His hands. Repeatedly.
- The wall of the elevator.
- The door handle to the apartment.
- A step in the staircase at the Statue of Liberty.
- The bottom of his sister’s sneaker. After we’d been walking all over the city for DAYS. *Someone please hold me*
And SHOCKINGLY he got sick. When he asked me why he was coughing I said maybe, just maybe, it had something to do with the excessive LICKING. Kids!
PS- You can see photos of our trip on Instagram!
And hey, do you follow me on YouTube? You should, it’s good for your health. (Not really.)