I had a very different post planned for today…a recap of the summer…projects I hadn’t posted, activities we enjoyed, beautiful things we had seen but then as I was looking through photographs to share I ran across this one:
It’s a photo of Simon and Grace eating jello.
Nothing too shocking about that right?
What if I told you they have never eaten jello before?
And then what if I went on to say that not only haven’t they ever eaten jello before they haven’t even ever SEEN jello before?
Before last week that is.
This picture was taken last week while we were on vacation.
We were with my entire family and had just been served our salads when my brothers asked me what the heck my kids were doing to their jello.
When I looked up, this is what I saw.
They didn’t know if they were suppossed to eat it or play with it.
All they knew was that they hadn’t ever seen anything like it.
It danced in the bowl.
We laughed until we cried.
How could two kids being raised in Utah have missed being exposed to jello?
It seems impossible…but yet it’s true.
After triple dog daring Simon he finally gave it a taste.
But he (like his mom and dad) decided that jello wasn’t really his thing to eat.
And as for Gracie she found it was far more fun to play with than eat.
When we left the restaurant the table look like a the scene of a massacre—a very red, messy, congealed massacre.
I think it may be awhile before my kids encounter jello again.
PS—After this little experience we started thinking about what other foods most kids eat but my kids haven’t seen—we came up with chicken nuggets, sloppy joes, and corn dogs.
My poor kids…I really should do something about this…take them to the state fair, make Simon eat school lunch, buy a dang happy meal..something, one day…maybe, but that day is not to day. Today we will stick to our regular jello free diet.
Have a good one!
And if you think about it eat a corn dog—for my kids sake.
Post Edit: I just reread through this post (anything to keep my mind off Simon going back to school today—why can’t summer last forever?) and it occurred it me that if you don’t know me it may sound like I may actually be one of those healthy super moms.
So lest you be deceived into thinking we are over here snacking on quinoa (not that there is anything wrong with that) let me just say that while sloppy joes have never seen the inside of my house my kids savor buttery garlic bread, love to chug rootbeer, and think that chips and salsa are one of the 5 food groups. Which reminds me…I bought everything to make another batch of salsa today…it’s 8:30…that’s not too early to be eating salsa is it?