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.
Welcome back! I didn’t like grapefruit until I was in my teens. Too spicy, sweet and sour.
Thanks! The guys will get there…I don’t remember loving it either, xox
Key to getting kids to like grapefruit – buy a fancy grapefruit knife that lets you scoop out each little piece! We have one (Andrew’s very first gift to me actually – kind of random I know..), so the kids get excited about the process and also like making (i.e. trying to squeeze with help from us) and drinking their own juice after.
You know what’s funny- I have one of those grapefruit knives but the kids have never used it. I’ll have to try that trick though- good tip 🙂
at one time me and grapefruit were as close as this…i leave it to your imagination…thanks i’ll do some next week, can’t wait. by the by … i am quite proud to have set a high standard of airport behavior, its the work of decades……
I took an ounce of you, a tablespoon of Hank, and the result was one of the most despicable customs line meltdowns ever recorded by Newark video surveillance. Somehow they let me through…
Sam cranks me up! Your kids are wonderfully entertaining! Hope you had a nice trip 🙂
Ha, thanks ML! We had a great trip! Hope you had a wonderful weekend 🙂