I found this online the other day (I think possibly through Stumble) and meant to blog about it then. This is a company who specializes in teething jewelry for children. Let’s just stop and think about that for a second…
Infants and toddlers may have a tendency to tug, pull and chew on their mothers’ jewelry. It may be toxic and unsafe for them. So – someone actually made jewelry that can be worn WITH THE INTENT of having them chew on it.
Maybe I’m a little thick. Not only is this practice potentially unsafe for them but I would think it’s PRETTY UNDESIREABLE for the woman wearing the jewelry! Here’s a thought – teach them not to tug, pull and chew on your jewelry instead. We’ve already raised a generation that requires instant gratification due to the onset of insane internet speeds, DVRs and iPhones, a generation already spoiled and indulged in many cases (and I, too, was spoiled and indulged on occasion so I’m not trying to be a hypocrite). Now we’ll find one more way that we as parents can workaround the children instead of teaching the children what not to do.
So, put on your color-coordinated fashion teething ring and don’t get upset when I look at you funny in the store because your child is a raging, temper-tantrum mess on the floor as a result of never getting accustomed to the word no.