CONTACT A trip to the garden center - Dr. Christian Thurstone

From the files of “Out of the Mouths of Babes” — and as recounted on my Facebook Wall to the delight of dozens of friends, who offered enthusiastic thumbs up:

Christine Tatum is recovering from the trauma of visiting a garden center with her 5-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter this evening. “Look, Mommy!” the boy said loudly, pointing to a clump of potted carnations. “Is that marijuana?! It looks like marijuana!” His big sister, always ready to correct him, scoffed — loudly — and pointed to a stand of Japanese maples. “No,” she said. “THAT looks like marijuana!”

The couple standing within earshot looked as if they were ready to dial child-protection services.

About Christine Tatum

Christine Tatum is a veteran journalist whose communications and market intel firm, Media Salad, Inc., helps companies and nonprofit organizations win business and stay ahead of their competitors. Her professional stops include the Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, the (Arlington Heights, Ill.) Daily Herald and the (Greensboro, N.C.) News & Record. Her work also has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, and New York Times.

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