When you’re a mom you just know things about your kids. Like, I know when my older daughter Petunia, 4, is in another room and quiet for more than two minutes, something precious has been irreparably broken.
My younger daughter Peony, 1, is teething. However, I know the difference between her trying to ease the pain of cutting a tooth and eating things that are not food. She chomps on a teething toy when something in her mouth is bothering her. She tries to eat dirty sneakers when she’s hungry.
Fingers crossed that the ER at our local hospital will start offering rewards points or frequent flier miles, as these are 15 of the many, many items she’s tried to eat over the past few weeks:
Photo credits: Meredith Carroll
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