Having a conversation with Child #4 over homework the other day, talk turned to “glue stick”. (as it does)
Child #4 “Hey Mum, did you know that Johnny (not his real name) sits in class licking his glue stick, like it’s an icecream.” Demonstration to follow.
Me ” Oh really?” (doens’t surprise me that it was Johnny who would do that) “He might get unwell from that”
Child #4 “Oh no, he checked, it’s non toxic”
Me “I still think that’s a bad idea”
Child #4 “Yeah, and Sally (not her real name) puts it on her legs’.
Me. “Oh really? Why would she do that?” (not expected behavior from Sally, and I was interested in what would possess someone to put glue stick on their legs).
Child #4 “to keep her socks up”