Scarlett of Suburbia

Field Notes from The Motherhood


August 2013

On Busting Old Wives’ Tales

honey and vinegar


The 11 y.o.: Dad? What’s in the plastic cup you put on the island?

The Dad: Don’t drink it! It’s a little bit of water with dish soap and vinegar. To kill the fruit flies.

The 11 y.o.: I thought you caught more flies with honey than vinegar…



On Disney Characters

The 14 y.o.: Dopey is the cutest dwarf. He’s so sweet.
The 11 y.o.: But he’s not exactly the brightest bulb in the chandelier, is he?


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