I Must Confess…I Don’t Really Like Fruit
It’s that time of the week again when I bare my soul and invite you all to do the same.
It’s time for the I Must Confess linkup!
I have been quite wishy washy this week, veering from one confession to another. It’s sad I have so many to choose from really…
But I do want to come clean about a dirty little secret I have been hiding from many people, including my kids.
The terrible fact that I really don’t like fruit all that much.
Sure I will have the occasional apple or banana if there is no other choice. And I don’t mind fruit salad, as long as it comes with cream, custard or ice-cream.
But I’m truly not a big fruit eater.
I buy fruit for my husband and my kids but I don’t ever buy it for me. Yes, I am a bad role model for my kids.
I buy jam with real fruit bits (again trying to do the best for my family) but I discard the fruity bits when I eat it – lumpy jam just doesn’t work for me.
Come to think of it I like strawberry jam, strawberry milk and strawberry flavouring but I detest strawberries – work that one out!
My fruit aversion used to be a running joke with my husband and his family. They couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t touch fruit mince pies at christmas or why I was out of my depth mixing fruit with dessert.
C’mon, why pollute good old chocolate cake with fruit – seriously, isn’t a side of cream or custard or ice-cream enough?
I think it comes down to the fact that fruit does not fill me up and I find I am still hungry afterwards.
But it might also have something to do with my addiction to carbs…
In the interests of making a full and frank confession I also need to reveal that I do not like yoghurt. At all. Terrible stuff.
How anyone, including my family, find yoghurt enjoyable to eat is totally beyond me.
Anyway, I feel better now for confessing to my fruit and yoghurt aversion. I will continue to try to change my ways but I don’t think I can undo 36 and a half years of fruit disdain overnight.
Are a you a hypocrite when it comes to food? Do you encourage your kids to try stuff while secretly dry-retching at the thought of eating it yourself?
If you do, come on over and share your stories – I’d love to know that I am not the only one living a lie!
– I Must Confess is a link up that will be happening every Sunday – a bit of a homage to my Catholic upbringing, in fact!
– The link will be live from 10pm Saturday night for the whole week.
– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.
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