I left the room only for a brief moment and when I returned I found Violet with one of the biggest wads of bubble gum in her mouth! In my utter amazement that MY child had found the joys of gum at such an early age I immediately made her spit out her new treasure and throw it away. Violet willingly gave up her loot without a fight, amazingly enough.
When I searched for where Violet had found the gum I discovered to what lengths she went through to get to it. Violet had climbed a little bookcase to get to the bar where the gum was sitting on top. We don't have a regular girl for a child but rather a little monkey that's willing to risk life and limb for a piece of gum!