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Into The Mouths of Babes

July 18, 2007

The Girlie was digging into a corner of our apartment, a place where a lamp and some electronic equipment live, and therefore a place of apparent danger.

“No, Ella,” we said, using words that are becoming increasingly familiar, “that’s not for babies.”

After a couple of repetitions of this refrain, she stuck her head back out, wide eyes blinking incredulously over the forgotten, dusty pacifier sticking out of her mouth.

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2 Responses to “Into The Mouths of Babes”

  1. Anonymous says:



  2. kate says:

    How does even a baby not know that’s absolutely foul? (I’m sure this happened many times to us. For my sanity, I’ve blocked each and every memory of it from my brain.)

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