When My Baby Discovered Dog FoodThe pivotal point, where Daniel's crawling speed accelerated dramatically, was when he discovered the bowl of dog food. If the dog, Leisha, didn't come to eat right away or left food in his dish, Daniel was immediately crawling over to it as fast as his hands and knees would move. He'd grab a chunk of dried food in his hand and start gnawing on it. Was he using it to teethe on? Did I not feed that baby enough? Did little Daniel actually like the gritty, hard, dry dog food? I don't know. All I do know is that when we moved the dog dish and huge bag of food to the back entrance, trying to hide it from Daniel, he still found the dog food. When he reached the dog dish, he dove into it, chomping with gusto. That spot became his destination every morning while I was trying to get six kids feed, dressed decently, with notes signed, homework done, lunches made and packed, and hair brushed and braided. Finally, I reached my limit. We decided to move the dog dish and food right out of the house to the woodshed, even if it meant that feeding the dog became more complicated. Did that stop the baby crawling cruiser? Not after he was out one day and saw the kids feeding Leisha.
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Melanie Jean Juneau is a mother of nine children who blogs at joy of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart-warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, the Editor in Chief at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC & author of Echoes of the Divine.