I remember when Thomas had his one-year checkup. I had forgotten to ask for our regular doctor, Dr. Sarah, and so was stuck with whoever was available. Don't get me wrong, he was really nice. And really cute. But that's another story. He looked Thomas over, gave him a couple of vaccinations and told me that soon Thomas would be crawling around putting things in his mouth, and to watch out for that. I think I laughed out loud since this was before I learned just to let stuff like that slide. I said no, I don't think that is one of our problems right now. The doc was persistent though, insisting that yes, I really needed to start watching him to make sure he didn't choke on something he put in his mouth. He had no idea how much I wished he were right.
I still don't have that problem with Thomas. And it's ok, because I DEFINITELY have that problem with Emerson. BOY do I have that problem with Emmie. I find things in her mouth that couldn't have even come from my house. A cashew? I haven't bought cashews since we moved in! Emmie, put that cat food DOWN for pete's sake. Emmie, Thomas's tube is not a chew toy, particularly when it is attached to him!
That doc, he had good advice.