Me (in store on cell phone): Umm, hey Matt, you think Keeley could swallow one of those big long twisty ties without making some sort of complaint about it?
Matt: Uh, no, why?
Me: Well I got some of these measuring cups from the store, figured I’d let her chew on them, and I knew they were bound together with something, all the sudden she dropped them and looked startled, but I swept her mouth out immediately and didn’t find anything.
Matt: Well, it probably just flew off and you couldn’t find it.
Later, at home…
Me: Are you sure she couldn’t swallow it, like 100%?
Matt: I’m positive, you’re worrying for nothing.
Me: Sigh, okay.
Bad mommy!–I still don’t think she could have possibly even gotten it into her mouth without complaint, let alone swallowed it, I mean she gags if she puts her fingers in too far, and the thing was twisted all around the cups, if she got it off, it was by force, not slowly untwisting and lengthening it all out or rolling it up into a ball to swallow, she was too interested in gnawing on the cups. And there’s the fact that she would have had to drop the cups, figure out HOW to get it into her mouth, and then swallow, and I looked directly from the cups falling to her mouth, swept her mouth, checked her hands and swept her mouth again, and nothing. Still doesn’t make it any better. Note to self: If you’re going to give the baby something to chew on, make sure the extra bits are removed before you do so.. sigh. But we SHOULD have fun stacking them up today!