April 8, 2004

Obsession with Paper

Why do small children love to eat paper and cardboard? Put Sirah in a room on the floor and she will crawl over all the brightly colored toys and nice wooden toys we have and make a beeline for either a piece of paper or cardboard to eat. If she can not find one of those she will settle for her second choice - some small piece of fuzz or Pea gravel (thanks to the playground) anything she can put in her mouth that she is not allowed to.

I can immediately take it away (to howls of protest) and replace it with some fun and interesting toy only to see that toy flung across the room as she heads off for the next piece of fuzz or paper she can find. My days of sitting her down and leaving her are long over. Let the fun begin!


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