I eat a lot of grapefruit – sectioned with a dollop of honey-sweetened yogurt or sliced into salads. I figured that the flavor might be too intense for the kids, but they’ve surprised me before. Grapefruit didn’t have a chance though – too sour for their little palates.
ME: Ok guys, what is this called?
SAM: Tomato sauce?
ME: No. Smell it. Can you tell what it is?
ME: It’s not a watermelon.
ME: Lauren thinks it’s grapefruit. What do you think Sam?
EMMA: I want to eat it.
ME: Emma wants to eat it. Here you go.
SAM: Is it grapefruit?
ME: Yeah. Here, I’ll cut it in half for you. Do you want to eat it with a fork?
LAUREN: I guessed it right…, I guessed it right… I guessed it right… [singing].
LAUREN: Is it any kind of grapefruit?
ME: It’s a red grapefruit, actually. And that’s a really smart question because there are many different types of grapefruit.
EMMA: I don’t like it. It’s spicy.
LAUREN: It’s sour.
ME: Yeah. It is sour.
LAUREN: Oh, really sour.
SAM: It’s sweet.
ME: Sam, you’re just smelling it, you need to taste it too.
ME: Bless you.
EMMA: My diaper is wet.
SAM: I don’t like the way it looks.
ME: You don’t like the way it looks? That’s fine as a description, too. You don’t have to like the way it looks.
ME: Should we get grapefruit again?
SAM: Uh no.
LAUREN. No. It’s too sour.