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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Stories from my Childhood Flashbacks

So, awhile back [before everything got so hectic around here] I read a post at Cynical Bastard's place and then Knight did something similar. Or, maybe it was the other way around... Anyhow, I wanna' start a little "post project" now and then titled, "Childhood Flashbacks." We all have them. Good ones and bad ones. And, it is funny and entriguing to read those of others as they always take me back to my own [either, yeah...I remember times like that; or, Gosh, if I only could have been so lucky.] So, my first of what I hope will be many [funny] stories from my Childhood Flashbacks. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GREEN PEAS I guess I was about three years old. I was always a good child, and ate what was provided as often meals were limited in selection due to budget. Mom tells me stories about how I was ill tempered at times, etc., etc. I think her memory is warped or she is channeling memories of her own childhood and feeding them into the film stream of my life -- Because, I was a very well behaved child, and mature for my age. Anyhoo. Green Peas. I've always eaten every vegetable ever served to me [except Egg Plant, which Mom never served but I tried as and adult and it's basically like eating mold.] So, she served me up dinner and the vegetable was green peas. I don't know if she didn't cook them all the way, or what? But, the hulls were very tough and when chewed they gagged me. After probably half an hour or more of me toying with eating these nasty, gaggy peas..... MOM: "You are going to sit there until you eat all your green peas young lady. There are children starving in Africa!!!" [oh, you got that one too? I always wondered why we didn't send the nasty crap less than tasty food to Africa, then?] ME: I sat there and I squeezed the pea out of each hull, one by one. The pea itself was actually quite tasty. When finished I called my mom. ME: "Mommy, I finished my peas!" MOM: "Rochelle..." (she called me by my middle name when I was "in trouble" mode) "Don't lie to me! There is a whole plate of peas sitting right in front of you!" ME: "No Mommy, I ate the peas." MOM: "Go to your room RIGHT NOW, and wait for me." ME: She whipped the tar out of me. For lying to her. She then returned to my plate, picked up the fork and took a big'ol bite of Pea "HULLS." She felt BAAAAAAD. MOM: "Baby? I am soooooo sorry. I didn't realize you ate the peas OUT of the Hull." ME: [In my head] "Tell that to my @$$." Or whatever term I thought at three years old. That incident has been a life lesson to always double check my kids answers and give them the benefit of the doubt first, for complete explanation....rather than make an adult assumption. And, I actually love green peas. Peas and carrots are a great late night snack to me. But, whenever I eat them, purchase them, read the word -- I always remember this incident. So, there's my Childhood Flashback for the day. If you wanna' play, then post one and let us know in my comments so we can read all of y'alls as well! Happy Thursday!
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5 comments:

Jay said...

That probably would have left me with bad memories of peas. But, I'm not really that big of a fan of peas, so maybe it would be any big deal. ;-)

Krishna said...

Seriously? Veggies for a late snack?? Maybe those salted dried ones!!!

gr said...

I was six and visiting a friend's house and they served the same darn batch of nasty peas, and I sat there slowly eating one at a time and gagiing until my hosts felt some mercy and took them away....but not before my friend's older brother yelled at me 'do you always just eat your peas one at a time all night?'. Can't remember what I had for lunch yesterday, but I remember this...

Farmer*swife said...

krishna Yes, I'm a freak that way. If we have left over veggies (especially, like Broccolli) I'll usually hit them and eat the cold.

I also like left over pasta that way.

gr So you too, were inflicted by nasty peas...

jay peas are exceptional in Chicken-ala-King. (Ooooh, I haven't had that in ages and ages.)

Tink said...

Aw. I want to go back in time and hug your little three-year-old self! :)

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