How Come You Taste So Good?

The dietary habits of today’s youngsters are indeed strange. I’m visiting a friend who has a four-year-old daughter called Martha. It’s morning, and the three of us are having breakfast around the kitchen table.

‘It’s weird,’ says my friend. ‘For the past three days she’s demanded porridge, and then flatly refused to eat it.’

‘Why’s that then?’

‘Erm, dunno.’ He turns to his daughter, who’s inspecting the bowl in front of her as though it contains a freshly-laid cowpat. ‘Martha, why do you keep asking for porridge when you obviously hate it?’

‘Don’t like porridge, daddy. Like the brown sugar.’

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9 Responses to How Come You Taste So Good?

  1. rivergirlie says:

    wha…wha…whaaaat? no explanation for long absence? truly you are toying with us mr centurion.
    your friends daughter is clearly destined to go far. at least as far as the dentist.

  2. modobs says:

    Ha, glad you’re back. I missed those little funny stories. The kids are indeed unpredictable. My little cousin used to eat a lot of cheese, camembert to be precised, and all of a sudden, he was disgusted by it. I later learned that one of his little girlfriends told him he smells bad because of that.

  3. 100 Words says:

    I, er, took temporary leave of my senses. April is a complete blank, May less so, but still hazy. Anyway, now that we’ve cleared that up, it’s good to be back

  4. MammaLoves says:

    No kidding! I was about to email you to see if you were okay. Glad to have you back.

    And that’s one smart four year-old. The brown sugar is the best.

  5. Hannah says:

    Sounds like she’s totally on the ball to me. Glad to see you back.

  6. pleite says:

    So you ARE who I think you are/thought you were. Aren’t you? Which explains the absence quite well.

    Welcome back!

  7. ally says:

    glad to see you back.

    your friend’s daughter definitely has it right. porridge really doesn’t taste good. but, oh my, the brown sugar! ;)

  8. Welcome back to the only blog I will happily read daily as it takes so little time!
    Crazy Kids :)

  9. Bahahahaha! Welcome back!

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