While putting Roe to bed I told him: “Stop eating your fingernails. It’s gross and you’ll get worms.”
I realize this is nonsense, but I’ve been trying to get my six year old to stop biting his nails and this scared me as a child when my Great Grandmother “Mango” told me it at about the same age Roe is currently.
Roe: “How would I get worms?”
Me: “Worm eggs.”
Roe: “Worms don’t lay eggs.”
Me: “Hard to argue with that.”
Roe returns to biting his nails while I read his book.
For the record, worms lay cocoons not eggs.