31 Days of Parenting Littles: Taste

Babies and toddlers go through a period of discovering the world through taste. And I don't mean the world of food. The things you find yourself saying as a parent when they're in this stage border on the absurd:
"Please stop licking the washing machine."
"Cat food is for cats, not little boys." (Ditto for dog food)
"We don't lick shoes."
"Drink the juice, don't eat the (styrofoam) cup."
"If you're going to lick the window, please lick the inside, not the outside." What can I say? You relax as you have more kids!

Lately Josiah's favourite snack is dog and cat food, and we have a video of Zak from when he was around 2 years old of him climbing on the counter and eating cat food out of the cat's bowls. As unpalatable as that sounds to me, at least I've never found half a bug in my house or had them eat the dog or cat excrement. I figure they're doing ok.

This post is part of my 31 Days of 5 Minute Free Writes. See my first post if you haven't heard of 5 minute free writes.