You know how they say when a child phases out of one negative behavior, they usually begin a new one to take its place?
Like when Lily finally quit pinching the fire out of me, she started pulling my hair instead. Click here to read the story of the Bird's infamous "super pinch" in case you missed it the first time around.
So what's the new behavior around the Rush house?
Chewing on the clothes.
But this isn't your ordinary chewing on clothes like you see some kids do.
The Bird has always been an over-achiever when it comes to using her skills for evil.
She is literally eating her clothes away. Or at least the neckline of said clothing.
Don't believe me? The proof is in the pictures.
Take a gander at these:
Do you see it? And I'm not referring to my scary old lady hands.
Here's a couple more photos in case you're still a doubter:
In case you're worried about my child consuming large amounts of fabric, you can rest easy.
It's actually a little more like a baseball player thing. Imagine this is Lily:
Except instead of a big wad of chew between the teeth and gums, it's actually multiple small wads of cotton.
Have you figured out where I'm going with this yet??
I apologize for the graphic nature of this next photo, but this is the next step in the process:
But instead of "loogies" or tobacco dribble, Lily spits out tiny, colorful, wet wads of fabric that I then find all over her bean bag chair or in her bed or on my couch....
It's not a very ladylike habit for a couple of reasons. One, the tearing of the clothes is right where she would be displaying some major cleavage if she had some and two, spitting just isn't something you see many "proper" ladies doing.
But I guess the Bird's never really been accused of being too "proper".
And I suppose I should take some comfort in the fact that the only place this behavior hurts is the wallet.