Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Calder saw me eating longans this morning and so I invited him to join me. First, peel off the skin. Next, pop the longan into mouth. Chew gently. Spit out the seed! I tried teaching him to eat cherry before but he swallowed so many cherry seeds I had to give up. Longan is probably better training material because it's not easy for this big a seed to slip into the throat. I must confess, though, that I was prepared to call it a day if he so much as swallowed one seed! He wanted to hold the longan in his hand to chew or peel off the flesh but that would mean longan juice dribbling down his arm, so nope - he had to eat it the adult way. By the 5th longan, he was able to spit out a clean seed. 

1 comment:

  1. Ummm, this activity is not suitable for kids with pica disorder (craving for inedibles) or who may actually like the idea of swallowing a seed!