You know those pot stickers from Publix that your child is insanely crazy about, which make your closet-sized kitchen stink like boiled cabbage for hours after you’ve microwaved them? Well they work a potent magic in the child’s intestines as well. So if that child slides up next to you with a sly grin on his or her face, run. H.o.p. and I just had a race to the other side of the apartment as he was as eager to get to some clean air as I was, but he was laughing all the way because there are few things funnier to an eight-year-old H.o.p. than his farts.
Juli Kearns is the author of Thunderbird and the Ball of Twine and Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World (or) In Search of the Great Penguin. She is also an artist/photographer, and the person behind the web alter of "Idyllopus Press". View all posts by Juli Kearns