A Wormy Feast

by Sherry Riter in Brittany

Brittany 2009
During our Christmas dinner together, I was reminded of an incident that happened when my niece, Brittany was young. You can imagine how cute she was with her bubbly personality and bouncy red curls. The apple of her auntie’s eye!

animated wormBrittany was an inquisitive little girl. We were always reading books or watching shows that taught us things which made us a walking library crossed with the Discovery channel. On top of everything, she was always doing the unexpected.

One day Brittany picked up one of those really tiny, tiny, wiggly worms and plopped it into her mouth.

Oh yes!

Half the worm in her mouth and the other half sticking out between her lips wiggling back and forth and all over the place.

Mom screamed.

My sister (Brittany’s mother) screamed.

Then her mother did everything she could to get the worm out of Brittany’s mouth…intact.

She did, and the slobbery, wiggly worm was promptly tossed in the toilet I think.

That’s funny, but even funnier is that this story came up while we were eating Christmas dinner a few days ago.

It didn’t really bother anyone…

except Brittany…

who asked that we change the subject because she was feeling sick.

I guess she doesn’t like thinking about a wiggly worm in her mouth.

Just imagine if she had swallowed it!


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1 PJ December 31, 2009 at 4:37 am

I loved your post! It brought back childhood memories for me! I've never been a "worm" person, but my thing was roley polies, I don't know what y'all call them. They're the "potato bugs, or little tiny black bugs that rolled up into a ball. Do y'all have them where you live? When I was very small, mom had to keep a close eye on me cause I was always popping them in my mouth, that is until one pinched my tongue. That cured me of roley polies.

I don't think I could brave a worm, although I've heard in some places they're a delicacy and full of protein. YUC!

Your Pest, (inside joke)



2 carolineAlexander December 31, 2009 at 4:40 am

I ate one when I was two. My mom tried to get it, too late. Yuck, I get sick just thinking about it.


3 PJ December 31, 2009 at 2:11 pm

You are one awesome lady! I wish I was half as talented as you. I love Everything about my "new look". By the way, I meant to tall you, you have a beautiful daughter and niece!

Love ya bunches!



4 bluecottonmemory December 31, 2009 at 6:01 pm

I have discovered that my youngest becomes MORTIFIED when I start telling stories like that. One day in the back of the van, his nose started turning red and then the tears started spilling out of his eyes because I had embarassed him. I guess I need to save those great stories until he's older – or post them on my blog which he doesn't read! LOL

Happy new Year Sherry!



5 Tiffany December 31, 2009 at 7:06 pm

clearly preparing for her Fear Factor debut, i'm sure!

following you!


6 Laura December 31, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Ewww, gross!! 🙂 LOVE her beautiful curly hair, so jealous! Have a wonderful New Years!! 🙂


7 Teresha@Marlie and Me January 1, 2010 at 6:58 pm

double ick!
Happy New Year Lady!


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