Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ang Batang Kumakain ng Libro


this is really true. straight from the mommy's mouth.

she was barely one when as part of her teething urges, Yaman would pick any book within her reach and bite through it. normally lying on her back, feet squirming with excitement as she takes the book with two hands, and bites through the reams. her first victim was her first book, 'The ABC Book of Colors', which in less than a year became tattered and worn down, it just couldn't be put together by scotch tape! the second victim was a Pooh book series, those small but thick paged series meant for kids. i tried buying her books made of cloth but Yaman doesn't like them at all. it was not that exciting to eat perhaps.

her two front teeth now are wearing out, particularly the one on the right (her right) which is now as thin as a toothpick. how she hates to see a dentist so yeah, it will take a lot of pleading again to convince her. in the meantime, i'm posting here for eternity her two front teeth, vestiges of teething years of my ever unique Yaman.

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