One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Julia Loves to Eat Sand

We spent our New Year's Eve at the Dillon Beach house. We had a great time with the Swishers and at the beach. Of course, no post about the beach would be complete without photos of Julia eating the sand, so I decided that I might as well start there.

I've asked this before, but what causes this behavior? Is it the saltiness, or the grittiness? Is it her unwholesome desire to defy her parents as we told her to stop - to no avail? Once again, thank goodness she is cute. We all would have a harder time of it if she weren't. Permanent time-outs would be in order.

Here she goes again, continuing with the sand-eating. The shovel was her preferred method of delivery, despite the fact that she couldn't cram it into her mouth. It function more as a lollypop. She also liked having the bucket on hand, to catch any stray granules that didn't find their way into her mouth. I wish she would be so diligent while eating at the dinner table.

And last, we have her victorious smile. She is in the middle of saying 'cheese,' though I know she knows that she got to eat a lot more sand than her parents had permitted - and that is what's causing her big smile. But you have to pick your battles.


Chelsa said...

Maybe she's trying not eating the sand. Maybe she's simply spreading it around the mouth to make a lustrous goatee and therfore create the illusion of an evil twin. Then, when she does wrong, she could blame Evil Julia.

Uncle Chrissy said...

Mom's freaking out about that bottom pic. That one should definitely make it into the annual calendar. She's SO freakin' funny. I love that little monster.

Raging Wombat said...

Chelsa, I wouldn't put it past her. Especially not with your coaching.

Uncle Chrissy, we'll make sure it ends up in next's years calendar. Probably for Halloween - the most monstrous of months.

Kelly said...

Maybe the gremlin was confused about the fiber content of sand.

Raging Wombat said...

Sand has fiber! Count me in.