Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Gag Order

Sam has a disturbing new habit. See if you can guess what it is using our simple multiple choice quiz.

Sam likes to gag himself until he:
a) chokes.
b) gets red in the face and coughs.
c) burbs noxious fumes.
d) throws up a little of his last meal.
e) all of the above.

If you chose e), you're right. This little trend started a few weeks ago when we would take too long at stores. Sitting in his perch, high above the floor where he wanted to run on, Sam would grow bored. With only his hands to play with, he started sticking his fingers in his mouth. After we batted his hands out of his mouth a few times, you could see the idea flit across his eyes - "Hey, if sticking my dirty fingers in my mouth gets this reaction, what would happen if I put my whole hand in there? I'd get all the attention I need!"

But as so often happens with Sam, he decided the feel of fingers against the back of his throat was pleasant or unique enough to experience at other times. So now, even though he mainly gags himself in store carts, he occasionally swallows his hand at supper.

Our attempts to curb this trend give new meaning to the term "gag order."

1 comment:

Jaime said...

The little guy isn't related to anyone who used to hold their breath, is he? Wow, kids are so creative. :)