|Hilary Duff with husband Mike Comrie and baby Luca|
I don't think I kept my boys' umbilical cord stumps, although I cannot be sure. My memory is not the best and I am a hoarder. I'm learning to "chuck" more as I get older, but at heart I will always be a hoarder.
However, I do know that I have become a somewhat involuntary stasher of a different body part, if it can even be termed a body part. I say involuntary because I never really thought about it. I just found myself accumulating...
This here little treasure chest sits in my bedroom. It measures a mere 12 x 8 cm and is only 7cm tall. It was actually a gift from a uni friend for my 21st. I'm sure he envisioned me storing jewels of some sort in it...not body parts. But 16 years later, here it sits holding a secret...
Can you guess what lies within?
The tissues might be a giveaway...yes, it's a collection of baby teeth - some with blood stains!
|Can you spot them all? The one on the far left was taped down so I thought|
it best that I leave it undisturbed.
The scary thing is that Daniel and of course Samuel, have not started losing their baby teeth yet. When they do, one of two things is going to happen. Either I will keep stuffing teeth wrapped in tissues into that little chest and will lose track of who owns what teeth. Or I will have to start sorting them, classifying them, labelling them! Now, that thought is a tad scary. It's frankly a little macabre.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who does this. I bet there are people out there with even weirder body parts stashed...tonsils perhaps? I have no idea. If you are a criminal reading this, with illegal body parts stored somewhere, please contact the police. I do not want to know. However, if you're a regular mum or dad with an involuntary stash of body parts like me, then feel free to share...
So what weird and wonderful parts of your children
do you have stashed away?