DH and I had some of DH's family over for dinner on Monday night, including his sister, her husband and their two kids. One of the kids, Julia, is about 2.5 years old and is potty training. During the evening, when Julia had to go, I directed them to our downstairs bathroom. All of a sudden, we hear some truly insane shrieking and crying coming from the bathroom. Julia's mom (DH's sister) informed us that Julia had never seen a bar of soap before and had bitten into it thinking it was food, hence the shrieking and crying. I do indeed have a set of bite marks in the soap, and am thinking about tossing it. The way Julia's mom told us about the problem implied that I was at fault for not having liquid soap available, only bar soap.
Is this something I should have anticipated when having people over? Is this something I should be asking people with kids about in the future? I've never heard of someone never seeing bar soap before, so I'm a little confused on if this is my problem, or just Julia's mom trying to deflect blame for her kid trying to eat my soap.