passion_fruit 003There’s a big difference between ripe passion fruit and the not-quite ripe variety. Which goes without saying. But with something like a banana you can muscle it out – peel back the greenish skin, chew a little harder, and it’s tolerable. With passion fruit, a nearly-ripe fruit is so puckeringly tart that it’s almost inedible. Which is a long-winded way of saying that the kids need to give passion fruit another chance. Because really, there isn’t a fruit on this planet that smells or tastes better.

ME: Guys, What’s this called?

LAUREN: A plum?

ME: No.

LAUREN: Passion fruit?

ME: How’d you guess?

LAUREN: You were talking about it before.

ME: Oh. Describe it then.

LAUREN: Hmmm.  It looks light.

SAM: And heavy.

LAUREN: It looks light and heavy at the same time.

ME: What do you think it’s going to look like on the inside?

LAUREN: Yellow and peach.

ME: Can you shake it?

LAUREN: I feel a little shake in it.

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