Tuesday, December 05, 2006
My Contribution to World Peace
Listening to carols today, I was transported back in time to about 18 years ago, when my oldest daughter was 2. She was sitting at the kitchen table, busily coloring and singing along to carols. I was cooking, not paying much attention to her, until I heard her little voice singing words that were not in the song. I strained to hear what she was saying and suddenly put 2 and 2 together: when she was very little and still nursing, for some reason I called breasts "nursies." But by the time she was two, "nursies" were a thing of the past, at least until I heard her version of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." She was softly, sweetly singing, "Peace on Earth/and nursies mild . . . ." Glad I laid off the spicy stuff. Who knew that going easy on the onions and garlic could help usher in world peace?