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    The Darndest Things: On Eating Dirt

    March 11, 2008 by Brandy Vencel

    I think that Q. is going to be more like E.,” I tell my grandfather proudly. “You know, he was able to play outside while I was making dinner starting at about fourteen months! I would watch him from the window, of course, but he was naturally so responsible. I never had to worry about him eating anything.”

    And then I look at A. and point at her. “That one was a different story. When she was two she was still eating things. And choking! She had such a choking reflex for so long. She was never able to go outside unattended.”

    I pause and look over at Q.

    “But Q. is different, I think. She’s more like E.”

    I look at Q. again. This time she’s holding a clod of dirt. She smiles at me…

    …and takes a bite.

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  • Reply Kimbrah March 12, 2008 at 5:57 am

    Elliott thinks he’s in love! He’s found his soul mate! 😉

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