It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Anna’s Apple

greenapple.gif“Ap-puw! Ap-puwww!”

Anna holds a shiny green apple aloft. Her little round face shines with pleasure.

“Ap-puw! Ap-puww!”

“Thunk. The apple hits the floor and rolls away.

“Ap-puw!” Anna chortles as she trundles after it.

“Where did she find that thing, anyway?” I ask my sweetie, who shakes his head at the mystery of it all. “She doesn’t appear to have realized she can E-A-T it, either.”

“No, she doesn’t. Not that it’s preventing her from really enjoying it.” He’s right about that. Anna is in chortling possession of the apple again. She takes an exploratory lick. And another, just tracing the thing with her tongue. It sparkles a bit.


She flares her lips against it and rubs her face to and fro. It’s now shinier than ever, slick with a glistening mix of snot’n’saliva.

“I think we’ll just let her take it home with her, don’t you?”

“Yes. She’s having so much fun with it after all.”

“Be a shame to deprive her.”

“But I think I’ll warn her parents that it’s not really edible any more.”

“You might want to do that, yes.

March 7, 2007 - Posted by | eeewww, food


  1. Oh the generosity, crack me up! Who knows, maybe her parents will cut it up for her to actually enjoy through a different sense.

    Comment by mamacita tina | March 7, 2007 | Reply

  2. Ahhh “Low Cost, No Cost” play equipment. Lucky it’s not summer and she didn”t drag out a WATERMELON!

    Comment by Karyn | March 7, 2007 | Reply

  3. Well, a washing should make it okay, right? Though perhaps bruised… I love how something so simple can be so satisfying.

    Comment by kittenpie | March 7, 2007 | Reply

  4. This is the funniest post I’ve read in a long time and I needed that!

    Comment by Andie D. | March 12, 2007 | Reply

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