Chalk, Mud..What else did you relish when you were a child ?

@alokn99 (5718)
India
January 18, 2009 6:53am CST
Watching a neighbour grumbling and going nuts over his child stuffing some mud in her mouth, it got me reminscing. My Mom used to tell me about the wierd things i used to put into my mouth some it being Chalk, leaves, pen caps... Would you remember all that you would put into your mouth as a kid ?
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
18 Jan 09
I think I ate everything that it taste good, lol! But there are one time that my eldest sister and brother went to the bush to get some bamboo and take me with them because my Mom is working and no one will look after me in the house. While their cutting some bamboo, they put me on the big rock and ask me to just stay there. I think I was 3-4 years old that time, while their busy getting some bamboo, I saw a wild fruit and pick one and eat it, I reckon it taste good because I think I ate few of those, lol! The day goes by I was fine, until mid-night that I get bad stomach pain and I start vomiting, they don't know what to do and have to rush me in the hospital because I don't stop. Thankfully I only stayed in the hospital for 24 hours. I can still remember it apart from what kind of sickness I got from eating wild fruit, because that is the only time I have been admitted in the hospital and hopefully never again.
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
18 Jan 09
That is what innocence is about. We do not know what is good for us and what is not. Fruits are fruits and they do look so inviting. Good thing that you were attended to in time and were out of the effects in a short time. Thanks Cjay.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
3 Feb 09
Thanks Alokn, . I'm still trying to remember the sickness I've got from eating wild fruits, but sad to say, I can't really remember, lol. Thanks again and you have a nice day.
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
19 Jan 09
I don't really remember tasting chalks or mud but I do like the smell of it. Even today I just love to breathe in the beautiful aroma of the first rains on the dry earth, it feels heavenly! having said this, I did have friends who used to put chalks on their mouths. I, on the other hand, remember drawing graphities on my dress and on others with it instead of eating it. Sane of the lot. And also there were some who ate lead of the pencils, now that's weird but they did that! I think, children have severe addiction to such things. As long as its chalky, muddy materials and proper parentage is there, in most cases the affinity grows weaker but there are instances which grows into serious addiction even after entering adulthood. Children on the streets are incurably into dendrites and fevicols and its hard to counsel them! Another instance of indirect child extortion!
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
19 Jan 09
The smell of the wet mud after the first rains is great. Graphites...Only on the dresses i hope..Pencils is something a lot of kids used to chew on. I got out out of that habit afterr getting rapped on the knuckles a few times. The addiction part of children on the streetsis extremely sad Mimpi. Dendrites,fevicols, even petrol..
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
19 Jan 09
knuckles !! OMG!! Poor you!! I remember once when I was 3-4 year old. I spoiled my whitish tunic with the soot from the kettle in a picnic in the hills. We used to be scared of my mom like hell, we still are! And we hide my misdoing, I tucked in the flares of the tunic inside the capri. And the first thing mom noticed was that!! Quite obviously. And she ave me a good...
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
19 Jan 09
A good what ?... And in my case the knuckle treatment seemed to have worked else i would have still been chewing on the pencils now.
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
18 Jan 09
My Mother used to tell me a story about me as a baby chowing down on beach sand! I of course have absolutely no recollection of this whatsoever and no current affinity for eating beach sand today; so it was all of a passing fancy!
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
18 Jan 09
Australian beach sand very tasty is it James ? Now don't doubt your mother's words. What's the current affinity/passing fancy by the way ? Thanks
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
18 Jan 09
I think the sand eating was a passing fancy at the time as I have no desire to do so now..... And yes, Aussie sand would be very tasty indeed you'd think. Everything from there is great! lol.
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
18 Jan 09
The dairy foods are great. The scenery, flora and fauna great. The cricket team still trying hard to be the greatest.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
18 Jan 09
i used to like the taste of soap my mom says i used to always play with soap and water and whenever,i used to get a chance,i used to eat some soap.whenever,my mom used to give me a bath,i used to lick those soaps.
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
19 Jan 09
Soap ! Bubbles follow out of your mouth after that or your tongue slip every now and then ?
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
19 Jan 09
bubbles!!!i used to make soap water for bubbles and without my mom seeing them,i used to consume a bit.!!!it was a sure shot enema.
@alokn99 (5718)
• India
19 Jan 09
enema!
@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Jan 09
Yes I can remember the taste of the small mud balls that happen to find their way into my mouth with the peanuts when I was young.I always could find a taste in them and try to relish it a bit before4 spitting them out.
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
25 Jan 09
Mud balls ?? and that too with peanuts ? What did you spit out by the way Bala, the peanuts or the mud ?
@denise002 (444)
• Australia
20 Jan 09
snails and worms were my delicacy :] i cant wait for the day i have a child who starts putting everything they find into their mouth haha
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
20 Jan 09
Snails and worms . you serious ?
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
Ooh...chalk! definitely chalk. lol.
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
19 Jan 09
• United States
18 Jan 09
My Mother tells me that I used to eat Vick's vapor rub right out of the blue glass jar and I am still here to tell about it. I can remember the taste till this day. I would not think of putting the vapor rub in my mouth today or anywhere near it. I do not believe it was made with the ingredients that it is today. I also can remember putting dirt in my mouth.
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
19 Jan 09
Vick's Vapor rub. Now that could have very dangerous. Thanks for the response.
• United States
18 Jan 09
I always had this thing with play do and I use to always chew on those little green army men. My mom use to have to buy me more bags of those little army guys until one day she just got tired of it and said if you chew up this next bag then I'm not gonna buy you anymore army men. LOL I had to learn the hard way not to chew on the army men.LOL
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
19 Jan 09
Green Army men! Well atleast you learnt the hard way. Thanks
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
20 Jan 09
Quite hilarious! I would chew perhaps pen caps, when thinking about something to write or will splash the ink on my shirt during studies.
@alokn99 (5718)
• India
20 Jan 09
And any ink in the mouth ? Thanks Dpk
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
20 Jan 09
Yes, ink in the mouth was also a probability at that time!!
@KrauseHome (34153)
• United States
30 May 11
I really cannot remember that far back, but I am sure there are times I ate mud and grass, as I was always making Mud pies. I think this is only a natural thing, and as far as I know getting dirty and seeing a child eat some mud never hurt them. Actually this helps show them a way to be creative if it is in such a things as mud pies, over letting them sit in front of the TV or video games.
@mayka123 (10126)
• India
29 Apr 11
Reviving old discussions. My siblings say that I was never fold of putting anything wierd in my mouth. Never ate chalk or mud. Neither did my kids.
@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
2 Feb 09
Actually I can't remember ever doing anything like that. I may have put paper in my mouth a couple of times, and I have always liked to have and use toothpicks but I don't remember every putting anything strange in my mouth. I did however chew my pencils up. All of my pencils as a kid had little bite marks in them.