Every time a box of teething biscuits is purchased, those in the know collectively have a good smile and place bets as to how long it will be before the blatantly obvious newbie tosses their barely eaten rations into the garbage.
Having duly read my labels, I chose a simple, accessible, perfectly appropriate cookie to introduce and let the Magpie try a bit. It was cute – as shown here in Exhibit A – while she toyed with it, nibbling, and rattled it around her highchair tray on that first day. A minor success.
Then day 2 rolled around. A little more nibbling, a little more gumming and the cookie turned into a paste with a preference for clothing and a hardening time of 3 seconds. Please see my laundry basket for Exhibit B.
We are, since the Magpie kind of likes them, sticking it out for the requisite 6 or 7 days so that we can officially say that these cookies – and, ergo, their contents – have passed the allergy test. But don’t expect to see them in my house again anytime soon. And when I see someone placing a box of these little cement biscuits in their basket? I’ll smile and place my bets.