Can Anyone Say PICA?

You know it is never a good sign when your 3 1/2 year old runs into the kitchen saying, the 1 1/2 year old is into the markers again. Where she got the markers, who knows because we keep them in a drawer far from her reach (take that back, she probably got them from the 3 1/2 year old). Anyway, most people would be concerned about drawings on the carpet or scribbles on the wall. The only markers we have however are the Color Wonder markers, so I wasn't too concerned about preschool artwork. I was concerned about her oral fixation with anything that seems to fit in her mouth! Sure enough, I ran into the living room only to find 3 markers with their tops chomped off. Now this girl is almost 2 years old and knows she isn't supposed to eat markers. Fortunately she spit out the pieces when I asked. Do I have to put a pad lock on her mouth with the exception of meals? It's not like she is starving for food. This girl eats, I mean she really eats.

Alright, I hopped off of my soap box for now. Everyone is safely tucked in their beds for nap time. So for a couple hours I can rest assure that my children are safe and sound. That is of course unless I forgot to take the mini book out of her crib that she could get a taste for?!

1 comment:

Dave and Jenni said...

I can completely relate! Anna is 2 1/2 and I still occasionally find her putting crayons in her mouth. There is hope, though! Ruthie stopped doing it around age 3. :)