Friday, May 15, 2009

What's next? A victory garden?

Sam must have lived through a depression in an earlier life. Or at least in some kind of setting where food rationing was a part of daily living.

Sam occasionally breaks out when he eats peas. Normally just when he has copious amounts of peas--which is always a threat because the kid loves his peas (what kind of a cruel universe would make a kid allergic to a VEGETABLE that he actually LIKES?). Not wanting to deprive him of his favorite legume, we occasionally allow him to eat a handful of peas.

Such was the case the other evening at dinner. A few peas. He loved them.

The next morning Sam woke up with a few hives on his face. I was confused. Normally, if Sam breaks out it's within an hour of eating. Chalking it up to a fluke I proceeded to bring him to the breakfast table, where he reached inside his mouth, and pulled out a lone, mushy, green pea that he had been saving in the side of his cheek. All. Night. Long.

Poor kid. He hoards his food in case the next meal is scarce.

3 comments:

elizabeth said...

Did he live through the depression in a former life or was he just a squirrel??? It's a toss up.

Amanda said...

Oooh, a squirrel! I hadn't thought of that one. That's much more likely.

Gwen said...

I agree. What kid likes peas, only to be allergic to them!