Thursday, January 1, 2009

What Are You Eating?!

One of the first things I can remember learning about in nursing school is a condition known as pica.

As per Wikepedia, "Pica is a medical disorder characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive (e.g., coal, soil, chalk, paper, soap, etc.)" Seriously. And you thought your mom cooked up some questionable meals as a kid growing up? For those of you interested in unnatural medical disorders (such as myself) you can read more about it here.

So why blog about a strange, slightly hilarious medical condition?

I think Sullivan has pica. Why do I think that? Particularly because Hubs and I spend the majority of our waking hours asking/shouting/muttering, "Sullivan, WHAT ARE YOU EATING?"

And more times than not, it is one or more of the following items:

  • elastic hair ties
  • toilet paper (preferably straight from the roll)
  • bubble wrap
  • underwear (direct from the laundry basket)
  • Q-tips (only if they've been used and discarded in the trash bin, (ew gross!))
  • UGGS (tall, chocolate please. the short sand ones don't taste as good)
  • alcohol pads (that mom continually fails to remove from her scrub pockets after work!)
  • dryer sheets
  • shoelaces (only while being tied)
  • sunglasses (forget the cheap ones left behind by somebody at a dinner party one night, mom's Von Zippers, straight from hawaii, taste the best)
  • decorative wicker baskets (and whatever they contain)
  • twist ties
  • and cell phones (only when ringing)

So much for spending such an exorbitant amount of money on fancy, new fangled top-of-the-line dog toys. There's clearly plenty of fun and exciting (and cheap!) things to chew on around the house!

1 comment :

  1. one of our dogs, Rubi totally loves my sisters high heels. Not her ugly-ass work shoes from payless, but the 4 inch tan leather steve maddens... and bras, I catch her with them all the time. She is such a girl! gotta love dogs though. the spice of life!

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