Mikey’s back. I’m sure you’re relieved. She/He/She was digging into the yellow wax beans like it was her final supper. But the star of the show was Lauren who held up her end of the conversation, asking all kinds of questions about our latest vegetable. Too bad she didn’t like them in the end…
ME: We’ve got a mystery food!
LAUREN: (sings “Let it go” from Frozen)
ME: What are these?
LAUREN: Brussels sprout thingies?
ME: Nope, they’re not Brussels Sprouts.
LAUREN: French Fries.
ME: They’re not that either. They look a bit like them though don’t they.
LAUREN: Uh, baby potato.
ME: OK, you get one, and you get one.
LAUREN: String beans!
ME: Yeah, how did you know? That was awesome that you knew that because they don’t look like string beans with their color. Was it the smell? What tipped you off?
LAUREN: Well I was like “Oh, there’s this, I know a string bean has that.”
ME: And there’s a long seam along the side right?
LAUREN: Right…so that must be a string bean.
ME: That was good deductive reasoning. So did you try it?
LAUREN: I did.
ME: So does it taste like a regular bean?
LAUREN: A little sweet.
ME: Emma, are you going to try it? Do you like it? Yeah, it’s good? You like everything don’t you. Sam are you going to try it?
SAM: I did!
ME: What does it taste like?
SAM: Um, apple!
ME: So you like it? Thumbs up? You want more?
ME: Well these are normally cooked and we’re eating them raw. Watch out Emma, please get out of the cutlery drawer. I like these. Did you see the little beans hidden inside?
LAUREN: Yeah. Oh Sam, I saw a little bean!
ME: Should I get these again?
ME: OK we’ll work on it.