Confessions of a Vampire Baby's Victim #8

Mary Chapin Carpenter sings a song called "The Bug" (written by Mark Knoffler), it goes: "Sometimes your the windshield/sometimes your the ball. . . . "

That's how it is with babies, too. Sometimes of us are biters. And the rest of you are, well . . . 

Take my friend, author Anne Broyles, reading her books, seeing her, knowing her, you'd never suspect her of being a biter. . .  

   Just released! Sure to   become one of those we-read-it-every-year Christmas stories (illustrated by KE Lewis, Pelican)

Just released! Sure to become one of those we-read-it-every-year Christmas stories (illustrated by KE Lewis, Pelican)

  In keeping with the season: A Russian Immigrant family's first Halloween in the U.S.

In keeping with the season: A Russian Immigrant family's first Halloween in the U.S.

 . . . And you'd be right. 

That didn't  prevent Anne from becoming a Vampire Baby's victim though. Here's her story:

"When I was three and a half, my family hosted a family with a toddler. I had a great time lugging this "baby" around and feeling like the "big kid." She was the same size as my doll, but talked some, could play chase, and seemed to adore me. So it was a shock when one day she brought her sweet face in close to mine and...chomped my cheek. It had never occurred to me that another human being would bite me, especially someone who I thought had loved me so much.

I pushed her off of me and yelled for my parents. I vividly remember not so much the pain (though I had teethmarks on my cheek for a while) as the betrayal of that baby's teeth. From then on, I ignored the visiting toddler and stuck with my doll, who was about the same size as the baby, but never, ever, not-even-once bit me."  

 3 1/2 year-old Anne and her "trusty" friend

3 1/2 year-old Anne and her "trusty" friend

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