25 May 2012 113 Comments
I bet you’re loving the weather this time of year, what with the snow melted, the sun shining and the seeds screaming to be sown. In Florida, much of our gardening season is coming to an end. My potatoes have been dug up, roasted, mashed and skillet-fried. My sweet onions have been hauled out of the ground, slapped on the grill, sliced into salads…
You get the idea. So round about this time, my mind starts to wander…to crazy places, faraway places, places most people would fear! Okay, just kidding. But seriously, have you ever wondered: if kids were vegetables/fruits, which one would yours be?
Carrot – These boys and girls are bunches of fun and pure gold, inside and out. At times they may appear feather-minded or flippant, but not to worry—they usually hop to their senses in short order! For them, life is joyful. Who can argue with that?
Corn – All sunshine and candy this child is as sweet and happy as they come, complete with flaxen hair and slender frame, though not all are blonde. Ever heard of Indian corn? Browns, reds, these kids come in all colors and flavors! Occasionally blown off-balance by life, these little ones can prove susceptible to sudden surprise. But who isn’t?
Watermelon – Is it summertime, yet? That’s the question spittin’ from these kids, cause they’re all about outdoor play, picnics and swim parties. Don’t look for these rosy-cheeks anywhere near a computer game when the sun is shining but by golly Miss Molly when they’re finished—they move on quick, leaving a “scatter” of evidence behind.
Onion – While these little ones spend more time in tears than many of their peers, despair not—they sweeten as they mature, especially when kept close to home. Once fully-grown, these boys and girls realize how versatile they truly are and find themselves in high demand and welcome most everywhere.
Strawberry – Bright and cheerful, these spring babies are a real treat. They love the sun, love to shine…they simply love life. But caution: prone to a sweet tooth these kids will wallow in crème and sugar if you let them, with a tendency to plump! And while plump can be perfect, TOO plump is not. Encourage these sweeties to keep it fresh and minimize the sugary add-ons.
Cabbage – These cherubs are as quiet as they are cute. No trouble, no talkback, they’re good-natured and easy to mix. Invited to parties year-round, they blend easily with any crowd and in the rare event they turn sour, don’t fret. Simply run a hand over their soft heads, hush them to sleep and they’ll be lulled back to good sense in no time!
Chili Pepper – These kids will keep you hopping, skipping AND jumping! Firecrackers for sure, these kiddos are sharp-minded and rambunctious—a definite hand-full that adds zing to your life. Many a day you may question your sanity, but never your luck. While spicy and hard to handle, you wouldn’t trade them for the world. Not for a second.
Pole Beans – Fresh outdoorsy types, these kids love to climb and see the world. Tall and slim, they’re forever exploring yet easy to manage. Need something? Ask these sweet babies. They’re quick to produce and don’t disappoint.
Pumpkin – As the name entails, these kids are cuter than pumpkins, round and merry and oh-so-ready for fall. Apple pie and haystacks are what lure these kids (not to mention a great goblin costume). But watch your back! These mischievous critters are practical jokesters, known to spook a time or two.
Weeds – Wouldn’t be fair to overlook these little fellas. Can’t because they’re everywhere! Underfoot, out the door, around the corner! And they’re quick, too. Staying on top of these kids will take constant supervision and planning ahead. They need freedom to roam and room to move and if you’re smart—you’ll allot them a space all their own. No can do? Ruh, roh. These resourceful kids will make it happen.
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