Thursday, June 4, 2009

NOT Oreo crumbs

We were in the midst of making dinner (in last night's case, warming up leftovers) and Peanut was HUNGRY. Since it was going to take all of 30 seconds to warm up her dinner, we didn't give her any "appetizers" to tide her over. She whined a bit and then wandered off into the living room (not unusual).

When she came back in the kitchen, she seemed a little too calm. That's when I noticed something on her chin...a tiny spec of dirt.

what the...?

Peanut ate dirt. From a houseplant.

While I give her props for being resourceful ("Hey, I'm hungry. Let's see what grub I can scrounge up"), that's just...eeeeew.

ShankRabbit and I discussed the "weird" stuff we used to eat as kids.

He ate sand and dirt, but never paste (he was afraid it would glue his insides together). I preferred ants (for a very brief moment in time), the yellow flowers off clover plants, and violets.

So, I'm curious...did you ever eat anything out of the ordinary?


Eternal Lizdom said...

There are lots of edible flowers so I can't say that one is weird!! I loved those little yellow bitter flowers, too.

Weird stuff I ate? Hm... like your girl, I got resourceful. My mom loves to tell the story of my wanting a drink and I was told to wait a moment... so I went into the dining room (this was in my grandparents house), climbed up on the dining room table, pulled the flowers out of the vase and... glug, glug, glug!

Call Me Cate said...

I can't think of anything odd I ate but we lived in the country so I do remember having my stomach pumped once after eating poison berries. I hadn't learned to tell the good ones from the bad ones yet at that point.

C. Beth said...

I don't remember eating anything weird, but Chickie has eaten a little of everything.... Hmm, I feel a blog post coming on!

Badass Geek said...

No, I can't think of anything. And that surprises me.

Just Me said...

Crayons, and school paste! But my brother topped them all he once put a bean in his ear from a "Do Not spill the Beans" game and it began to sprout.

Anonymous said...

I hope it was gluten-free dirt. That is one hungry kid. Liz gave you an award & linked to your blog, so I stopped by to read. ~Mary

ps I had an Uncle who used to eat liverwurst in the middle of a split jelly donut; even as a kid I didn't go for that.

Scriptor Senex said...

Can't think of anything weird I ate voluntaily but my brother once tricked me into downing a spoonful of vinegar, 55 years later I've just about forgiven him.

Bella Daddy said...

Ya know, I guess I was an odd child...never ate anything other than what was given to me....but, having 8 brothers and one sister...I cn say (and yes, it's repare yourself) brother liked to eat his poop, outta his diaper...and of course, smear it on the walls...just sharing LOL