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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

My Morning

G: This banana is YUCKY!
A: Are you trying to open it with your teeth?
G: That's how I always open it.
A: Here, I've started it for you.
G: IT'S BLACK IT'S BLACK
A: It's fine, it's just a little spot. Here, I'll give it to your brother.
Baby: Dank Oouu!
G: YOU BROKE IT YOU BROKE IT IT'S BROKEN!
A: It's cut in half, no big deal.
G: BUT WHY DID IT BREAK? WHY? WHY?
A: Because if bananas didn't break you wouldn't be able to eat them. It has to be soft enough or you couldn't bite it with your teeth. We went over this the other day.
G: Ahhhhh! Ahhhhh! AHHHHHHH!
A: What?
G: THERE ARE BLACK THINGS INSIDE THIS BANANA! BLACK THINGS!
A: ALL bananas have that, they're the seeds, it's fine, just eat it.
G: GET THEM OUT GET THEM OUT!
A: HEY, just EAT IT. Every banana you've ever eaten has those things inside, every single one.
G: GET THEM OUT GET THEM OOOUUUTTT!
A: HEY, you've been alive for more than four years now. Every single banana you've ever eaten, every single one has had the same 'black' things inside it and you ate it just fine. Just eat the banana.
G: BUT IT'S BLACK THINGS GET THEM OUUUUUUT!
A: Get your finger out of the middle of your banana, you can't possibly get them all out. ALL bananas are like that and if you don't like it you can take it up with GOD.


/and scene.

22 comments:

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Exactly why I don't. like. bananas. Also the smell. And the mushiness. Actually - I could probably get past black seeds. So this isn't *exactly* why I don't like bananas. But you know - the same sentiment is there - which is what really counts.

TOWR said...

You are a SAINT! I would have sent him to his room about halfway through that. :)

wendysue said...

Take it up with God. I can see myself using that phrase everyday with my children now. . .THANKS!!

La Yen said...

Ames showed me this trick she learned from an anatomy professor where you roll the banana and it then splits apart in an exact model of the vas deference and other male things. Show him that, next time. The seeds will be the least of his worries. (And keep him away from Topher; he will only encourage the banana phobias.)

Fig said...

You had me at "dank oouu", I LOVE THAT BABY (even though I don't know him).

Also, Yen had me at "vas deferens". That was my favorite word (2 words) in high school health class.

Can we see a new picture of baby Proximo soon?

Melissa Bastow said...

Do you also have to get all the "white stuff" off of oranges? That's a big one at our house.

sue-donym said...

When I asked the Princess what the one thing was she would change about me, she said "That you eat bananas in front of me". She cannot stand the SOUND of them.

Azúcar said...

That's unacceptable. Since when do children get opinions?

grr humph.

Anonymous said...

ummm... banana dots weird me out too. You are not alone El Guille. And i second Fig, more Proximo!

Azúcar said...

Yes, the white stuff off the oranges, too! Although I bypass that fight by slicing the oranges instead.

My all-time favorite argument is the "the syrup soaked into the waffle/pancake so now I need some more syrup."

"WHERE'S MY SYYYYYRUP?"
"It's IN the waffle"
"BUT WHEERE?"
"In the waffle, it soaked into the waffle, it's still there, it's inside."
"*SOB*SOB* I NEED MORE *SOB* "


Tune in later for a Proximo picture.

ClistyB said...

oh yes, my kids are banned from syrup dispensing for that very reason!!
I love how you can split a banana in thirds EVERYTIME if you run your finger thru the very middle of it, top to bottom. Or you can do it with your tongue while it is inside your mouth

undefined said...

This had be laughing out loud from the very beginning. And I'm with wendysue: I can totally see myself using "take it up with God" on a regular basis.

Raquel said...

bananas have black seeds? how many bananas have i inhaled without noticing the black seeds?!

i love that kids notice the details. now i just hope i won't notice the sounds of bananas being chewed (like sue-donym's princess). that could be a deal breaker.

mommeeof9 said...

Bananas are gross. They are mushy... Just the texture makes me sick. But I can eat them in banana bread with no problem...

Azúcar said...

Bananas are perfect! They are delicious, healthy, and come in easy to transport packages. I love bananas.

Take that!

Julie said...

My oldest detests bananas. Even as a baby, when I tried to feed him some that I had mashed myself (MYSELF! I am DOMESTICITY INCARNATE! Ungrateful little dude.), he would shudder and gag. He still hates them.

The other two boys love them. I like bananas okay, but only if there are no black spots on the skin. They have to be completely yellow on the outside. Otherwise, they have this funny "smell" that makes me slightly nauseated.

And this post (as well as the comments) had me laughing out loud. (...take it up with God...[snort])

Rowboat said...

oh man i can't WAIT to have kids.

Veeda said...

I'm impressed with the skills your boy has. Always opening bananas with your teeth? Priceless.

sue-donym said...

Bananas are the perfect fruit. They come in their own container AND have a handle to hold while you eat them.

Banana lovers unite!

Likely said...

show him how to split a banana in three. I remember thinking that I was the first one to discover that bananas, too are in sections, like most other fruit. I thought I discovered a lot of things as a kid.

Cindy said...

I was that child. My mother also strained my orange juice for me because it was too pulpy.

What A Dish! said...

I just came across your blog and I LOVE the banana post! I have a 4 year old boy and we had almost the exact same "conversation" a few days ago. I was laughing out loud reading this!!