For some reason it feels weird to be eating guava at this time of year. It seems like summer food, more appropriate for the warmer months; maybe even December or March when people start to jet off to the Caribbean and I need to quell my seething jealousy. But we spied a guava at the grocery store and thought why not. Live dangerously.
ME: What is this called?
LAUREN: A lemon?
ME: No, not a lemon. What does it feel like?
SAM: It feels like a disgusting banana.
ME: OK, somebody’s a comedian today. What does it feel like?
LAUREN: Well it feels like….
SAM: A banana! (laughing)
LAUREN: It feels kind of rough….and kind of smooth.
EMMA: A banana!
ME: Did you smell it yet?
LAUREN: It smells like salad. Well actually it smells like salad dressing.
ME: Emma wants to smell it.
EMMA: Smells like banana!
ME: What do you think it’s going to look like on the inside?
LAUREN: Well, I think it’s going to look pinkish yellow.
ME: Did you see it?
ME: Well you guessed it!
ME: Who wants a little bite?
SAM: You were right Lauren, it is pinkish.
ME: I don’t know that I’ve had a guava before.
SAM and LAUREN: Guava!?
ME: Oh, yeah, I forgot to tell you what we’re eating.
ME: So what do you guys think? I don’t know if we’re supposed to eat the seeds.
SAM: Can I have a Halloween birthday next year?
SAM: It tastes delicious.
ME: Sam, you have to try it.
LAUREN: It tastes like, hmmm…..
ME: I know we were talking about bananas, but I actually think that it tastes like bananas.
LAUREN: Yeah, I don’t like it that much. Let’s not get it again.
ME: I agree, tastes fine, but too many seeds.
Such great dialogue! I don’t think I’ve ever had a guava…just the juice
Thanks ML, I think I’ve only had the juice before as well- which is probably why I wasn’t used to the seeds!
Kids say the darnedest things. That’s totally a conversation that I would have with my kids. Pretty much word for word LOL.
On some days, like this day, they’re just not into trying new foods, but it happens. They’re pretty hysterical, I love the little things they say 🙂