I have two children, and neither seems to want to be in the same place at the same time. Namely, Hayden never wants to go outside, and Layla
always wants to be outside. Layla will wake up in the morning and ask when she can go outside. I have to think of ways to bribe Hayden to be outside. Sometimes something will work – Gatorade, chocolate, a puzzle book – and the next day the same thing might not work. I think it stems from his allergies. He takes an oral allergy liquid, and nasal spray, and (when I can convince him to) eye drops to try to control his allergies. But, even with all that it is still not unusual to see him itching his nose. So when I ask him why he doesn’t want to go outside, he says it’s because bugs get in his nose – that seems to be from a time when there were a lot of little gnats out that kept flying in front of our faces while he was also having an itchy nose, and I think he thought they were getting in his nose. Sometimes it helps his mind to put bug spray on him when we’re out. But really, sometimes there is just no convincing him, and he’d rather stay inside doing Legos or whatever he wants to do that day.