Wednesday, June 14, 2006
So, the new name of this blog comes courtesy of my 80+ years old Grandma Marguerite. We visited family in Wisconsin at the end of April/early May, and got to introduce the baby to his Great Grandma. I was fussing over something or other that he was trying to put into his mouth, when Grandma rolled a German phrase off her tongue... something I can't really remember hearing in all these years. "It means 'dirt makes fat'," she smiled. Sort of the German version of eating a little dirt never hurt anybody... Something I'm trying to remember as I roll with this new stay-at-home-motherhood. Less fussing, more fun!
I'm going to have to ask her again about the origin of the phrase: "That's where the bear went in the buckwheat..."