I screwed this up twice - (third time's the charm, I hope)
I am the girl who, in third grade, counts how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop. The girl who sits off to the side during recess, dutifully licking and counting and chanting silently inside her head. (Okay, so I sit off to the side during recess anyway, with a book and an enormous hardback dictionary, but whatever.) I am the girl who cuts her eyelid on a lollipop. I am the girl who loses many a filling thanks to the tenacity of jujubes.
I am grateful for all of life's odd sweetness.