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Crayon on the Cob

Glancing back at my daughter from the front passenger seat, I notice flecks of green around her mouth.

“Baby, what are you eating?” I say, reaching back to investigate, and snagging one of the crumbs, I realize what it is. “Are you eating a crayon?”

She shoots me a giddy grin, giggles and replies: “Yes,” a word she has recently mastered and forcefully overpronounces with an extra-hard “y” and “s.”

“How does she have a crayon?” My wife asks, peering into the rear view mirror.

“Who knows?”

Like many great toddlers before her, our daughter has made a habit of eating crayons, often turning coloring time into snack time. Why she enjoys this is beyond me. It can’t be the taste. Is it the texture? The color? The size and shape? Or is it just that it drives Mommy and Daddy nuts?

I hold out my hand. “Okay, can you give Daddy the crayon?”

She pulls the crayon from its hiding place between her leg and the side of her car seat and places it in my palm. And as soon as I see it, I can’t stop laughing.

Crayon on the Cob

At least she’s eating her greens.

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