Saturday, November 23, 2013

Training kids the old country way

The old days may not be as lovely as we would like to think . . .  Many examples, for sure, but the few that come to mind at the moment . . .

In Marash, the folks put soil in kids diapers for absorbing their kid's poop.  

To toilet train early (often by 9 months) a blown out match (or a lit cigarette) would be applied to the child's bottom whenever the diaper was soiled. Hence mothers-in-law felt free to criticize their U.S. born daughters-in-law if the grandchildren had not been toilet-trained before the children had learned to talk or walk!

That's enough of that!  On to tomorrow and more lovely thoughts.


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