Sunday, May 4, 2008


When my niece, Kay, was about three years old, Mother Edit and I were driving her home after running errands. We'd just bought a container of superworms for Mother Edit's classroom turtle, and as we drove I said, "Mmm, mmm, delicious worms!"

"I love worms!" Kay piped up from the back seat. "They're so yummy!"

"You love to eat gummi worms?" Mother Edit asked.

"No," Kay said. "I love real worms."

"You do?" I asked.


"Well, I have some right here," I said, opening up the container of superworms. They were wriggling around in the sawdust, and two or three of them were visible on top. I held them out for her to see.

"Here you go," I said. "Some yummy worms for you. Go ahead, take one."

"Ew!" she shrieked. "That's disgusting!"


elegyrl said...

kids say the darndest things! Gotta love em! Nieces and nephews are the best! I love my nephews so much. Today after church I did a lot of sleeping, and at one point I was kinda laying on my bed with my one foot hanging off and my nephew came in my room and I felt him hug and kiss my foot. It was sweet!

Sail said...

MMS made it onto your list. How splendid!

I enjoy your blog, Betty.