My children tear up grass, pick up rocks, and and grab fistfuls of wood chips, and all of it goes right into their mouths... and much of it heads on down to their belly.
Sometimes I give up.
Sometimes (Friday) I say, "Maybe if I let you eat these wood chips, then you will realize that it's not food, so sure - go at it. Eat up."
And boy, do they!
So I only let it go on for a few minutes.
Plus then another mom was like "Um, your baby just laid face-down on the ground and starting licking up wood chips," and I was like "Whatever.... I mean. Oh, erm, Stop that, you. How could you?! Don't eat those wood chips (where other adults can see you and judge me.)"
Oh, and when we got home Micah threw up a little.
And then we were in the yard, and I got distracted and a neighbor dad said "Hey, just so you know, one of your kids was eating handfuls of dirt... but I didn't stop him."
Oh yeah. I don't either. Whatever.
And if you're wondering, these pictures were edited with HoneyBee Actions. I used PennyLane (the b/w) and My Only Sunshine.