Come holidays and the usual annual round of family visits start. You walk into relatives’ homes unannounced and they come to yours. And following the rule, we went to one distant aunt’s place. There were only the two of them there- an old uncle and the aunt.
As we had barged in with no prior notice, the aunt said, “I have some nice home grown bananas and maybe your son will like it”.
I glanced at the two year old beside me and said, “Don’t bother. He doesn’t like bananas”.
“Let’s see”, said she and soon she came out with a platter of sliced bananas with a fork et al.
“I know him well. We buy bananas and it goes rotten but he won’t touch one”, I say.
The aunt takes my son on her knee and offers him a slice with the fork.
He gulps it down without hesitation. I blink
2,3,4, 5, …Soon the plate is empty and he is smiling.
“You just have to present it well” , said the aunt with a grin.
I tried it many times later with no success.
Kids, they really know how to make you look a fool.