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I Thought I Was Hearing Things

I thought I was hearing things. This morning our adult son rolled up to the house on his bike. He's taken over my husband's bike to include cycling as part of his fitness regime and, as he currently doesn't have a car, it is being used more and more for transport. Whenever he pops in unexpectedly it is usually for a reason.

He tries to convince us that he just popped by to say hullo, but if we wait long enough, the question usually comes. Today it was, did we have any spare vegetables he could have to see him through till pay day? Vegetables! Our son! There was a time when those V things had to be disguised if we wanted him to eat them.

But I keep forgetting, he's not a kid any more and his food preferences have changed. It just so happened I was heading for the car to go - you guessed it - fruit and vegetable shopping. Guess who tagged along.

Image Credit » personal photo of Val Mills, writer of this post

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Alicia812 wrote on January 26, 2015, 12:51 AM

My son is only 8 years old and such a fussy eater. I can't wait for that time that his food preferences will change and improve.

vickywrites wrote on January 26, 2015, 12:58 AM

As children grow their preferences change and they try to be more independent and this process is inevitable.

valmnz wrote on January 26, 2015, 6:19 AM

You may be waiting a long time emoticon :smile:

bestwriter wrote on January 26, 2015, 7:11 AM

You must have been pleasantly surprised to hear this. As kids they just hate vegetables.

scheng1 wrote on January 26, 2015, 8:08 AM

Good to hear that he is picking up good eating habit. Ask him to plant sweet potato for the leaves.

NorthernLight wrote on January 26, 2015, 8:10 AM

The young are definitely influenced more by modern trends and far more good living concious than we sometimes give them credit for.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on January 26, 2015, 10:41 AM

Sounds like you can read him like a book. I wonder what our grown up children would think if we only turned up when we wanted someth9ing too, I shall have to put that to the test one day LOL emoticon :grin:

seren3 wrote on January 26, 2015, 10:45 AM

What a unique parental experience! How many can claim they were hit up for vegetables?

valmnz wrote on January 26, 2015, 3:00 PM

We have an agreement since he moved back to our town. He helps us with home jobs we can no longer manage and in return we feed him every now and then emoticon :smile: so when I want something I just text!

Hollyhocks100 wrote on January 27, 2015, 5:38 AM

Oh well, that sounds like fair do´s to me, and certainly a bit of give and take, just as there should be emoticon :grin: