Sweet Sixteen

Sweet Sixteen

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Organic Consequences

Nadia has a thing for eating grass...and sand...and mulch..and other organic material. I even had her tested for Pica, but apparently her love of eating non-food materials is not related to a vitamin deficiency.

We have tried various and asundry discipline tactics to get her to stop, but it seems she is bound and determined to act as if she's part bovine! 

So, once again I tried the, "Let's just let her eat her fill of grass and then maybe she'll get sick of it" technique to see if perhaps the 54th time is the charm.
Ahh...yes...I'm sensing a bit of discomfort with that last mouthful...

...which then led to some major gagging.  As I'm monitoring carefully I'm hoping that perhaps this will impress upon my little "cow" just how nasty this habit is.

Surely this cry of complete and total disgust over what she's just ingested will be marked indelibly in my little one's memory!!!  I'm feeling as if my little experiment has finally yielded it's desired result!  Woo Hoo!!!

Ummm...I guess we're going to have to look into the possibility of replacing all of our grass, mulch, sand, and stone surfaces with lots of cement.
(Adorable hairdo courtesy of my niece, Jessica)



    I LOVE IT!

    That was enough to keep me chuckling all day!!!

    And I would have used the same tactic ;)

  2. That is too funny! And she is too cute (even when she's gagging)!

  3. She sure looks super cute eating all that grass! Love the hair. Maybe Jessica can teach me how to braid like that. Here I have 4 girls and can't make pretty braids :(

  4. I know you don't know me, but my friend sent me this post. I also have a little girl (and a little boy) from Ukraine courtesy of RR ;) My daughter, much like yours, eats anything and everything. And none of my tactics have prevailed yet either. Keep hanging in there from one stumped mommy to another. Oh, and if you figure out what works please share!