I started my Thanksgiving meal preparations last night. I make a fresh cranberry waldorf salad recipe that I got from my sister Sara. I was rinsing the cranberries with my four-year-old daughter Grace watching.
“Can I have one?” she asked.
I almost said no, but then I pictured the fun it would be to watch her taste it and changed my mind.
“Sure, here ya go,” and I watched closely trying to hide the huge smile on my face.
“Yum, it tastes like apples,” she said.
I couldn’t believe it. I kept watching her, but she seemed to enjoy it. Hmm. Maybe cranberries aren’t as sour as everyone says.
“Can I have another one?” she asked.
Do you know what I did then? I popped one in my mouth wondering if it in fact tasted like apples. Oh. My. Goodness. My mouth contorted first, then my face, my eyes watered, and then I was jumping all around until I finally made it to the sink and spit it all out. “Ewww.”
“I like vegetables,” was Grace’s explanation!
Carly Kaemmerling says
That’s funny! Definitely no unsweetened-cranberry lovers over here! Thanks for starting off the day with a laugh. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I can’t believe her–or you! What in the world is the explanation? Surely she has taste buds. Well, some kids like to suck on lemons, but that isn’t as bad as cranberries!
LOL -that’s great. My son did a similar thing with raw onion. To this day, whenever I cook with onions, he asks for a slice!
Esther, that is hilarious, but then I do love cranberries very much!Have a wonderful day.
So cute! Happy Thanksgiving!
Read your last several posts. Thanks for the lift of my spirit. Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving, Esther!
it’s so random the things our kids will eat sometimes. and it’s so funny when kids like things adults don’t even care for!
Deb Chitwood @ Living Montessori Now says
Ooh – I can’t even think about eating a raw, unsweetened cranberry! Great Thanksgiving story – kids’ taste buds are fascinating! Have a wonderful rest of the day!
LOL! That’s so funny! My sister loves to eat things sour like it’s nothing! She tricked me many times when we were kids! Thanks for sharing!
That’s really funny, but that’s probably something I’d do too…I haven’t tasted a raw cranberry although i don’t even like even the cooked one 🙂
That’s so funny! Kids are truly amazing!
I bought some citric acid last week to make cheese and one of my boys stuck his finger in the bag (thinking it was sugar). After the initial shock, he exclaimed, “Hey! That’s the stuff they put on the outside of those sour candies! Hey, everyone – try this!!!” I think they ate half the bag! EW! ;^)
Have a great weekend!
Annie at Maximum Chaos says
That is WAY too funny. I love when our children throw us for a loop. It totally sounds like something I would do. Hugs to you and your family. Happy late Thanksgiving.
Gina Alfani says
Children can be so funny . . .
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Hope you and your family are having an awesome Thanksgiving holiday!
She totally turned the tables on you, didn’t she?!?
Don’t worry…. it happens to all moms…. including me!!! 🙂
LOL, too cute!!
shelly ford says
ha ha….that is cute! I don’t like ’em cooked or uncooked, sweetened or unsweetened!! So I find it particularly interesting that I can cook a dish I don’t even like and do a good job!? Same thing w/candied yams. I don’t like them. But I used to make them and people loved my recipe.
That’s a funny story! Children are amazing because they can create their own experiences — right in the middle of them. There minds are much stronger than ours in that regard.
Ginny Marie says
That is so cute! I love how you just gave the cranberry to her without any description, so she could make up her mind for herself!