Monday, February 2, 2009

The Bizarre Choices an Eight Year Old Makes...

Shea: "Do I have to try something new?"

Rich: "Yes. Here's the sausage and rice, since the only other new thing on the table is the bottle of crushed red pepper."

Shea: "Would the crushed red pepper count as something new? Even though I've had it before?"

Rich: "Shea, I'll tell you what. If you eat a whole spoon full of crushed red pepper, and keep it down- you can't spit it out- that would count."

Me: "Um, I don't know if I'm really comfortable with this...."

Shea: "I'll totally do it."

And he did. And we all laughed at the expressions of pain that contorted his face. But he didn't spit it out. He did, however, spit out a large mouthful of milk because we were all laughing so hard during the aftermath.


City Mouse said...

LOL - Never dare a boy. They will go to great lengths!

Tracey said...

I have the best picture of Evan as he tasted his first sip of beer. Priceless.

sheila said...


Patioboater said...

I have a bottle of some sort of horrifying hot sauce called "100% Pain." If Shea eats a teaspoon of that stuff he should get a "Get Out of Trying Ten New Things Free" card.

Anonymous said...

I'm taking notes...tell me more! So far my kiddo will eat anything - even a bulb of garlic!