If you've kept up with this blog or gotten to know the people of the Many Meadows, you've probably figured out that we kids just don't have much baggage from the past or curses to break that Grandpa (Dirk) and Mimi (Robin) Meadows have passed down to us.
But it's just time to come clean about something.
There is a nasty little thing that Mimi Meadows has cursed the future generations with. This addiction, if found in the genes of one of the Meadows, will take over and consume many a moment. (And I know Mimi Meadows just doesn't want us to air our dirty laundry on this blog - I mean I had to hack into the system to even get this little story posted. So please read this as fast as you can and tell everyone to get over here quick before she deletes this very important cry for help.) Ok, here it is . . . this bothers me to even say it because yes, I am a partaker in and carrier of the curse as well.
We are a family of . . . hold your breath . . . nail biters. There. I've said it. I feel better now. We have tried many conventional and unconventional techniques in trying to break this disgraceful little habit. Many a triumph has occurred for periods of time only to fall off the wagon and right back into the nibbling addiction. I am happy to say that personally I have been doing quite well and only pick at my cuticles now and then and only bite when a nail "needs it" if you know what I mean. Oh, and only if I've washed my hands recently, because over all, that's really the worst of it, the germy nature of this habit . . . eww!! Now if you were to take a look at Mimi Meadows' nails you would see those poor things just chewed down to the nub . . . it is quite a problem.
Recently I've become aware of the ghastly horror that my children are now nail biters. At first I thought, "Oh they've played outside a lot that's why the weekly nail clipping has not been necessary. Or maybe they're just not growing as fast since they've gotten older." But no, I have now caught them in the act of gnawing unmercifully on those unfortunate little protectors-of-fingertips. Just the other day one of my little guys said his toe was hurting. When asked for the cause of this pain he answered that he had been biting his toenail and hurt it in the act! Horror of Horrors!!! What do I do?
Do you have any help for breaking this chewing curse?