The little scientist

Mom, can I have a sample of your saliva?” she asks while wearing a white lab coat, latex gloves and wielding a Q-tip. Truly, this is not something I ever thought I’d hear my child ask.


Meredith has been suffering from a miserable cold for the past week. Today we let her stay home. By 8:00am she was asking if she could watch Netflix. My answer was No. Home sick means resting and not just binge watching TV. (Can’t make staying home too appealing, right?)

At 11:00 our air shipment arrived, bringing some of our household goods including the fragile items like our iMac and our mandolins. Meredith’s microscope set also arrived. She’s been happily playing for hours, looking at dyed potato shavings, tooth plaque, pollen, and yes, even my saliva.


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