The Munchkin Kidling family spends a lot of time in our garden. We bought a home a few years ago with a glorious flower garden, in which I:
- Year One: reveled in its beauty
- Year Two: freaked out at the amount of work and let the whole darned thing become overtaken by weeds
- Year Three: worked my tail off to divide, weed, and mulch, divide, weed, and mulch…
- Year Four (present): revel in its beauty whilst periodically dividing, weeding, and mulching.
Now that The Kidling is four, she helps out now and then. I solicit her help with planting vegetables, transplanting perennials, occasional weeding, and transporting worms to the safety of our vegetable garden. And, of course, disposal of those dastardly snuvs.
What is a snuv? Quite simply, a snuv is a grub. Also, one of the few words that it pains me to tell Alice the proper word for, as I genuinely prefer her neologism. Speaking of neologisms, I do believe ‘snuv’ belongs in The Dictionary. Don’t you agree?
Snuv: noun. Insect larva. Syn. Grub. Ant. Anything on earth deserving of mercy.