Monday, March 5, 2012


When I took this photo six weeks or so ago, Mabel was in the throes of her first ever full-blown picture book obsession. The object of this book crush was Little Pea and, specifically, she loved the part where the pea has to eat five pieces of the candy he does not like for dinner. He makes a different sound of disgust for each piece, and by far the one she loved the best was "pleh!" For a period of several weeks, all you had to do to get her to fall into a gale of giggles was turn to her and say "Hey, Mabel? Pleh!" In this photo, she says it herself, while sitting at a cafe table in Union Square.

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