It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Someone has a smart mommy

bananas“I don’t like this banana now.” Anna wrinkles her nose at the brown bit toward the bottom. “I’m done.”

Now, I’m not going to let her get away with that, but before I can draw breath, Emily interjects.

“You has to eat that part, Anna! It’s the candy part!”

“Candy?” Anna is dubious but intrigued. Candy is good…

“Yeah. The parts that are brown are sticky and sweet like candy!”

The banana disappears in two bites.

“Yum!” Anna declares. “Banana candy!” Gales of toddler-giggles.

“Banana candy?!?!” Emily loves it.

“Banana-candy!” gigglegigglegigglegiggleSHRIEKgigglegigglegiggle

“Hey, Mary! Can we have some more banana candy???”


May 20, 2009 - Posted by | Anna, Emily, food


  1. We call brown spots on bananas “sugar spots” -they do get sweeter when speckles appear. It is all in the presentation with kids isn’t it?

    It is, indeed. There was a time when my stepkids refused to eat anything marked with the infamous “black things”, which, to them, seemed to mean any imperfection whatsoever. (They ate wax fruit at home, perhaps? I dunno.) Fruit, vegetables, meat (off the grill! no convincing them black marks on grilled meat was a good thing)… I think they gave up when their dad and I started making sure NOTHING we served didn’t have “black things” in it. It was either eat or starve. Mwah-hahaha…

    Comment by Jill in Atlanta | May 20, 2009 | Reply

  2. brilliant!

    Comment by bridgett | May 20, 2009 | Reply

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