Things I Used to Think Were Gross

Before I became a parent, I had a completely different notion of what gross was compared to now. Things that I formerly would have found to be utterly disgusting I now do on a daily basis without batting an eye. I have compiled a list of a few things I no longer find repulsive.

Food on the floor

Even before I had kids, I would routinely pick something up off my own floor in my house with little reservation. But now that I have kids I have expanded that list to include just about all floors, minus a truck stop bathroom. Kids drop so much food all over the place that it just becomes second nature to pick it up. Most of this dropped food gets eaten by my kids but in the event I have to finish their meal I am well aware most of their food spent at least some amount of time on the ground and I just don’t care anymore. I don’t like to waste food, which brings me to my next point.

Half chewed food

Somewhere along the line I got over my repulsion to eating half chewed food. So many times my kids have taken a bite of something and spit it out or chewed it some before deciding for whatever reason they cannot finish. My first course of action is to make them finish it but my second course is to just eat it myself.

Poop on my hand

There was a time in my life when having poop on my hand would have caused me to freak out and have a mini panic attack.  Now it seems like a normal Tuesday. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to wash it off as fast as possible but it phases me about as much as having a smudge of dirt on  my hand would. Oh how times have changed.


Snot smeared all over a face used to cause me to vomit a little in my own mouth. Now that it’s nearly a daily occurrence with my little guys I don’t think twice about using my hand as a tissue if one can’t be found.

Bodily fluids on my clothes

I’ve never been uber concerned with fashion but I generally like to avoid being confused for a homeless man. There was a time when having snot or drool on my shirt would have been grounds for changing my shirt. Now I don’t think a day goes by when I don’t have snot, drool, tears or blood from a busted lip on my shoulder or on my pant leg. If I changed every time my kids smeared some slime on my clothes I’d go through more wardrobe changes than an Oscar host.

Wiping someone else’s bottom

This used to be a task that I would have greatly frowned upon. Now I do it with such frequency that it’s hard to imagine I once didn’t care for this activity. It actually turns out, allowing a small child to wipe their own bottom is far worse for me in the long run than just wiping it myself.

So those are a few of the things I used to think were gross that no longer phase me. Do you have any to add? Let me know below.

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2 thoughts on “Things I Used to Think Were Gross”

    1. It’s like anything, I guess, the more exposed you are to it, the more comfortable you are around it. That can be good or bad depending on what you are getting comfortable around.

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