**Let me just tell you that I do feed my children!
When the kids go to bed, we have to lock the door. Before you gasp in horror, we unlock it when they are asleep. This has cut the bedtime time drastically.
Anyway, Maura can open the door only a small fraction of an inch, of which she takes full advantage. She will smash her face in the tiny little opening & yell things to us. We usually ignore her, because when answered with, "You're fine. Go to bed." She will respond, "OK!" and go to bed.
Well, the other night she sounded a bit upset, so I asked her to repeat it. "Tristin's eating the Five Little Monkey's book!" I have never heard this accusation, so I decided to check it out. When I opened the door, Tristin had a strip of book in his hand, cardboard bits on his face, and he was chewing. The child was, in fact, eating the book.
I took it away, removed the debris from his face & mouth and called it a night. Although he completely broke down when I took the book.
The next night we were getting ready for a bath, and I took off Little Stinky's diaper. There was poop. It was kind of funny looking. I may gross out some of you, but when I see funny looking poop, I need to investigate.
Well, after some smushing and mashing, I found purple paper (that had once been attached to cardboard). With words on it. There was a lot of it. It was the most interesting poop I have ever encountered. Hopefully Tristin will not try to eat books again.
Other things I have recently pulled from Tristin's mouth:
*some plastic thingy
*more toilet paper
*some lotion - although that went down before I could get to it - and unfortunately, it did not make the end result smell better
*key from a computer keyboard