Now THAT'S Recycling
People eat weird snacks. One of my best friends, Lisa, eats dill pickles with peanut butter. Hey, I'm not here to judge ... I used to consume lemons dipped in kosher salt (minus the peel, natch).
When it comes to weird snacks, though, my 2-1/2 year old takes the cake. Well, I guess that isn't a very good expression to use, because it actually isn't cake that Cameron likes to nosh on. It's ... paper products.
Yes. You read that right. PAPER PRODUCTS. But he's discriminating - he's not out eating pamphlets and stationary and the pages of books. No. He prefers soft paper products: like toilet paper. Tissues. Baby wipes. Paper towels. I just confiscated about six squares of T.P. from his mouth, which is what prompted this blog.
It's actually a condition called pica, where kids eat non-food things like they actually taste good. A lot of times it stems from some nutritional deficiency, but not in Cameron's case ... his pediatrician ran a whole panel of tests and proclaimed him good to go. So I guess it's just weirdness (which he gets from his father, I swear).
It makes it easy on me, though. As any mom knows, it's imperative to keep a stash of napkins handy in your purse - and for Cam, they can double as snacks. Y'know, in case I ever run out of Goldfish crackers.
I'm just kidding, y'all. I would never give him a napkin as a snack.
Everybody knows that baby wipes are easier to swallow. ;)