childhood

The things I used to like

The other day I jokingly tried to bribe my son with $100 to eat something new. It was spicy, hot Korean cauliflower bites. But he was not having it. Literally. Could not convince him in any way. I lamented to him that back in the day (when he was one through five years old) he ate everything and almost anything. He was adventorous, or I so proudly thought. Some people call me a foodie. A term I’m not particularly fond of. I eat all types of food and cuisines. I’d like to call myself open-minded. Anyway, I was talking about my son. Although, in actuality this is about me. Back to my son for a second.

He reminded me that he ate all those types of things because he was somewhat forced to. He didn’t know better. Now he has developed his tastes. I again lamented that it’s a shame he stopped liking those past foods. He reminded me that people change and tastes change. True enough.

There was a time, more than a decade, during which I was a vegetarian. That changed after an Emergency Room visit. Then there was a time that I was obsessed with blueberry pancakes. Now, they just don’t do it for me. I used to crave Key Lime pie. Now, I’ll occasionally have it. Our tastes do change. That’s a good thing if it leads to trying new things and not staying wedded to the same old, same old. It can be good to evolve. Although, I like my chips, risotto, coke zero, and gnocchi. Some things are just always going to be good.

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  1. I like a lot more things than currently like me, and I’m a horribly picky eater.

    But I’m trying to finish a book, and getting in an intestinal twist loses me writing days, plus pain, etc.

    So I’m down to a few reliables that won’t attack. I don’t care. As long as I can get enough nutritionally varied stuff that will behave itself, I’m good.

    That book isn’t finishing itself.

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  2. Oh My Goodness Maybe It’s Just my Memory
    Yet Speaking of Evolving Change it Seems
    i’ve Lived A Thousand And More Lifetimes
    In Just one Life Yet Perhaps it Was All
    Those Decades ‘Mirror Neuroning’
    Character’s Lives In a Zillion
    Shows on TV And Then
    VCR’s Along With
    Theater Yet Losing My Ability
    For Input With Eyes and Ears Suffering
    With That Stabbing Type Two Trigeminal
    Neuralgia Pain in Both Right Sensory Organs For 66 Months
    Wake to Sleep No Choice Yet to Write No Choice Yet to Write
    And Now i Tell My Own Story no Longer Part of Someone Else’s Show…
    Now i Have
    A Choice i Dance i Sing Free
    no Idea Before How Functionally
    Disabled i Was Back Then Before
    Yes When i Never Changed Enough…
    i Thought it Was So Horrible We Just
    Got A High Definition TV i Was Set For Life
    to Watch to Watch And Watch Some More
    Yet Now Time Flows It Just Flows in Creative Flow…
    No Longer
    Part of
    Someone
    Else’s Show..:)

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