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Kansas, 1974

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What did you say?

The following amusing exchange took place in the garden this morning.

Sophia: Mommy what's that?
Me: That's a grub dear.
Sophia: What's it doing?
Me: Probably eating roots.
Sophia: It's so cute! Can we name it?

She named the two we found while forking over a flower bed Elisabeth (Jewel's middle name which she also gave to the new fish) and Julia (her cousin's name). She did not, however, name the slug we found nor the numerous earth worms that wriggled out of our way.

A little later on she asked,

Sophia: What's a grup? [Not a typo.]
Me: It's a baby beetle.
Sophia: A baby beetle!

This was apparently one of the most incredible things she's ever heard.

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