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the eric update - day 334: the peculiar power of the forbidden potted plant.

i'm sure this is an conundrum that every new parent has to deal with, but i still can't help wonder what on makes the forbidden such an attractive object of interest.

ever since odin mastered the art of crawling and climbing we've discovered that one thing holds odin's interest more than any other.

a simple potted plant.

of course, each time we try to convince him that climbing up the side of the pot and eating leaves is probably not a good thing, he redoubles his efforts to get a taste of the forbidden foliage.

hopefully this is not a harbinger of future struggles :-)

i should probably note that no foliage was actually eaten during the shooting of this photograph.

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6/03/2005 10:13:00 PM 3 comments

3 Comments:

I know you have been through so much already, but...Welcome, you have now "really" entered into parenthood! (this is the part where you get to teach them right...from...wrong!) LOL
Good Luck! :o)
Lori
PS: ours was not the plant...it was the vertical blinds!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:44 AM  

See, the problem is that you are trying to stop him! Put it in the middle of the floor and go "Odin! Look at the PLANT! Let's play with the PLANT! Yum! A PLANT!" He won't want to touch it then. LoL. ;)

By Blogger amy, at 10:44 AM  

Sounds like you've got the makings of a future vegetarian there... heh, heh.

By Blogger l.m.orchard, at 3:44 PM  

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