i LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear my kids masticate.
something about the way the food crunches in their teeth... or the way they breathe as they try and chew (holly)... i just love it.
i remember when kendal was born, the clicking sounds he made as an infant took some getting used to (for me). typically i don't like mouth sounds. but, i could tell by the time holly was born, i was quite used to it (remember the videos of her smacking her lips?) - now, when they eat breakfast, EVERYTHING IS SILENT so i can hear them chew.
kendal munching away on a banana and/or cheerios, and holly the same with cheerios. i LOVE IT!
that is my secret. it is my favorite way to start a day. breakfast for the kids in silence. silence so i can hear them chew.