Yucky Fruit

Day 10: a fruit you dislike and why

I can’t believe I made it to day 10 and haven’t missed a day. This is such amazing discipline for me! I have always wanted to be a writer, so I’m finally following the advice I heard a long time ago: writers write. So I’m writing everyday in hopes of realizing my dream of becoming a published author someday.

But I digress…

I like fruit in general, but I rarely eat enough of it. For my own good health I should probably work on that. There’s only one I can think of that I just can’t stand, which is convenient since I’m allergic to it: watermelon.

Yes, I’m allergic to watermelon. It doesn’t take much to imagine the jokes folks make about that. Irritation and hives all over my face and a queasy feeling in the stomach to boot. Every summer I’m surrounded by the smell of watermelon. That smell makes most people’s mouths water in anticipation of the juicy fruit and thoughts of spitting seeds. For me, that smell just makes my stomach do flip flops. It’s no fun for me like it is for so many.

I know I sound like a curmudgeon. Oh well.

Give me pretty much any kind of berry. Let me peel an orange or a banana. I’ll slice up an apple any day. Just keep watermelon away. I won’t miss it. Trust me.


Author: violamom2

I'm a musician, wife, mom of two amazing kids, teacher, writer, knitter, diversity advocate, and budding entrepreneur. Not bad for 52, huh?

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