Thursday, November 30, 2006

He Has A Certain . . . Zest For Living

I decided to share a clementine with Lumpyhead, and I let him carry it from the kitchen to the living room. It looked remarkably like a small orange ball, so he was pretty stoked about holding it.

I asked if he wanted to eat it, assuming he would hand it back to me. Instead he quickly took a big bite out of the thing, getting a little flesh, some juice, and a whole lot of peel. He dutifully munched away while I panicked and asked Bump what I should do and contemplated prying Lumpyhead’s jaw open because OhmigodHeAteThePeel.

Then Lumpyhead looked at me like I was the meanest woman in the world, spat the chewed up peel out onto the floor, and wouldn’t come near me or my evil fruit for a half an hour.

10 comments:

laurie said...

aaaaah. zest! aaaaah!

Em said...

Oh LHM, You and your evil fruit! I can picture the whole thing. Too funny.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I'd be mad at me if you tried to make me eat an orange peel too.

Meany.

la dra said...

hilarious. thanks for a fun late afternoon pick-me-up.

CrazyFiberLady said...

That is too funny. Thank you for the laugh!

Violet said...

my daughter gave me a similar look of disappointment when I first gave her avocado (sans peel). She still doesn't like it, after 10 months of trying on and off.

Michele said...

hahaha My boys thought they were balls too.

Bump said...

We just got back from the grocery store. The first thing I put into the cart was a bunch of bananas, which he wanted to play with. As I was getting the salad bar containers (salad for me, fruit for LH), I realized he was chewing on something.

He had bitten off the tip of the banana--just the peel, no fruit.

He didn't want to give it up, either.

stefanierj said...

Oh, God, I am glad we're not the only ones. I used to be able to milk an entire grocery shopping trip out of one banana--5 minutes to eat the banana, 25 minutes of chewing on the disgusting--and no doubt un-tasty--peel. Gak.

Of course, now when D eats clems, he will let us peel them, but only if we say "Hey, peel!" to the peel, at which point he dissolves into giggles. I have no idea why this is hilarious, but I'm glad it is all the same.

Anonymous said...

Ada doesn't seem to get that peel is not tasty. In fact, she does not seem to think is not tasty. I think it is a good sign Lumpyhead didn't like the inedible part of the fruit.