As it turns out, if you, the parent of this child, turn your head/avert your eyes/go to the bathroom/tie your shoe/engage in conversation for greater than 1 second (the time it takes for the child's hand to reach mouth), you will inevitably end up with a little list I like to call Nasty Things (insert your child's name) Has Eaten or Attempted to Eat.
Nasty Things Libby Has Eaten or Attempted to Eat
-used chewing gum (found on the floor at Sears while we were deep in concentration choosing appliances)
-unidentified bug (on the hotel room floor) - you may now proceed with your dry heaving...that's what I did
-old corn cob, eaten by wild animal (we suspect rabbit) and deposited into front yard
-Skittle from the laundromat floor
-various flowers, grasses, and shrubbery
-styrofoam (still unsure where this came from)
And that was just the last 3 weeks.