A whole lotta belly

Belly ache- The thing that can make a 2 hour drive 3 hours, or a 9 hour drive 180 hours. It can also make your brother jealous and result in amorphous belly pain that can only be cured by pulling over the car to dance in a field.

Belly Aching- The sort of complaining that makes the complainer a little bit happy and the listener bored and or annoyed. Annoyed the first time and then bored the next four times and then both bored and annoyed the next 40 times.

Belly the dog- I think she looks like Lassie. It might be my favorite dog name ever.

Having belly- The “code” phrase for snuggling. Which actually sounds even odder than simply snuggling. It used to actually in some way involve the belly. No longer. These kids are growing up.

Jelly Belly- The only sweet treat to experiment widely and wildly with flavor. Popcorn anyone? Bacon? Why is there no savory gum? Did the jelly bellys get all the imagination.

Belly dancing- The best new birthday party activities. Best enjoyed on a SUNDAY. Unless you decided to rent a uhaul, hire some muscle and try to gather all of the stuff you have strewn across three cities.

Belly Button rings- The top result in chrome when you are trying to search for one other belly thing to round out your list. A short sighted trend I think.

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Anna Palmer

Anna Rosenblum Palmer is a freelance writer based in Denver, CO. She writes about sex, parenting, cat pee, bi-polar disorder and the NFL; all things inextricably intertwined with her mental health. In her free time she teaches her boys creative swear words, seeks the last missing puzzle piece and thinks deeply about how she is not exercising. Her writing can be found on Babble, Parent.co, Great Moments in Parenting, Ravishly, Good Men Project, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Playpen, Crazy Good Parent, and YourTango. She also does a fair amount of navel gazing on her own blog at annarosenblumpalmer.com.

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