Too Many Carrots

March 19, 2019

I kept Amelia this morning. One activity is a given –  reading.  She continues to enjoy Women Who Changed the World.  I like it too but my emerging favorite is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (sp?)


I read some poems to her from my friend Jim Blackburn’s new book Hill Country Birds and Waters.  He’s working to choose a few of the poems for reading aloud to some groups later this spring.  I’m thinking his audiences will be adults.  But I would say a toddler’s opinion is worth plenty. So I let Jim know Amelia’s clear favorite: “the White-eyed Vireo.”


One thing I discovered is not Amelia’s favorite:  cooked carrots.  This she made clear by dropping them on the floor.  A little woman of firm opinions.




Author: Phoebe Dishman

Phoebe H. Dishman was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother. An essayist and poet, she teaches adult Sunday school, compiles a monthly prayer calendar, edits the Big Thicket Association quarterly bulletin, and keeps a keen eye and ear open for birds.

2 thoughts on “Too Many Carrots”

  1. I’m sure that Mr. Blackburn will be thrilled to hear of Amelia’s choice. I don’t think cooked carrots are anyone’s favorite, but not to worry. There are lots of vegetables in the world.



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