Day 6/My little baby beaver:
Remember yesterday when I was talking about the beaded hat that I, ever so responsibly, let my daughter nom on even though the beads could probably come off with all of the gnawing she does on it (those baby teeth are sharp!)? Well, today I’m going to tell you about her 2nd favorite chew toy: wooden coasters. Wooden coasters that my husband “made” by sawing down a tree branch, bark still on them and everything.
Initially, she loved to just bang them around and throw them at the dog (our poor, pitiful dog), until she learned that the nubby texture of the bark felt good (I guess?) on her aching, teething gums. Now, if she manages to get her mitts on them, they go straight into the mouth. Sigh. I suppose I could hide them away as it’s probably not the best thing for her to be chewing on (witness the bark bits around her mouth), but they bring her such joy! And then what? We’d have to go hunting for coasters every morning to put our coffee mugs on? Pfft! Yeah riiight!
Yeah, today was one of those days where I had too many “good” pictures to choose from, so I enlisted Eric to help me decide. He chose this one “so that we can remember the short period of time she loved to chew on our coasters”. I’m so glad he gets the whole point of this project, I really picked a good one 🙂