Let me tell you a story about an earthworm that we found in our sink one morning. It probably, most certainly had crawled up the evening before when the drain was dry.
We were actually excited for Niko to see an earthworm for the first time. He stared at it for a short period before letting out a big “Eeeww“.
Me: It’s called a worm, Niko.
Niko: Worm (while pointing at it).
Me: Yes, very good. Worm.
Niko: Eeeww. Worm.
Well, thanks to that worm (which I flushed after he said goodbye), I found a way to trick him into doing things. Ehem.
Now, every evening, he will tell us that he needs to brush his teeth BECAUSE ehem WORM.
He will say: Mama, teeth, worm. Then he will run to the sink and wait for me to prepare his toothbrush. After brushing, he says, bye worm.
Plus, we were able to teach him how to put all his toys away before sleeping BECAUSE ehem WORM. Yes, the worm will definitely play with his toys when he leaves them scattered on the floor the whole night. 😂0