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On Matilda

* Like her father, she sleeps with one eye slightly open.

* Once when she was four, she told me, “Mom, my back is aching from all the stuff I gotta do.”

* Cannot stand Humpty Dumpty. He grosses her out, I imagine, in the same way the Alice in Wonderland story grosses me out. If we’re reading a book with any Humpty Dumpty images in it, she puts her hand over the picture or makes me turn the page.

*  Calls her underpants “my veejay case.”

*  When Adrian was traveling a lot to Asia a few years back, I asked her if she missed him and she said, “Yeah, we could use a little more Hairy Larry around here.”

*  Likes eating the following: kipper snacks, pickles, carrots, green peppers, cucumbers, black beans, mac + cheese, tomato soup, chives straight from our garden, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, plums, green beans, brocolli, cauliflower, pumpernickel (“brown bread”), shrimp

* Dislikes eating the following: chicken nuggets, peanut butter, cheese on sandwiches. WHY IS THIS

* Has entertained becoming a dentist, librarian, teacher and book writer when she grows up

*  Does not like to play soccer:  “Too much running and kicking.”

*  Loves going to the dentist for some strange reason.

One Comment

  • Holly on Aug 31, 2011 Reply

    kipper snacks–ew. but I still think Tilly rocks, gross VJ smelling kipper snacks or not.

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