Written in 2005: Christine came to me distraught and complaining that Janelle told her that her brain stinks. I told her, “I’m sure she means “breath” (Christine has a history of bad breath in the morning).” So I had to check with Janelle. It turns out that Janelle, 6 years old, doesn’t know the word “breath,” because she told me, “Yeah, Christine’s brain stinks!” I guess if your brain is inside your head and behind your mouth, and it is the source of most things, then why not the source of your breath? Holly