Today, since Nadya recently learned her first “color” word, I decided that we would have Yellow Day! I gathered around every yellow thing I could find in the house. Paper, crayons, magnets, blocks, a doll, and even a lemon!
She definitely had fun playing with the little “yellow picnic” I set up for her in the living room. We played with her blocks, and I talked to her about how they were all yellow, even if some of them were different shades.
Then, she found the lemon, and the fun really started. She actually seems to like lemons most of the time. We probably look like a strange family in the grocery store, because one of the ways we keep her happy is to buy a lemon and let her play with it and chew on it while we are shopping! But, while she’s used to shaving off a little lemon zest with her teeth, she is NOT used to straight up lemon juice.
So, I took a milkshake straw, and used it to screw a hole into the lemon, to let juice out without cutting the lemon up (Nadya was so happy about the lemon, I knew it would have broken her heart!)
Nadya decided to have a try! At first, her lemon looked so tasty!
She happily gnawed on it for a minute…until she got a taste of full-on lemon juice. It was pretty obvious how quickly her opinion of the lemon changed:
After that, she was definitely over trying to eat the lemon. But, she still happily played with it for at least another 20 minutes. She kept digging her thumb into it, and squeezing the lemon to watch little droplets of juice run out.
Yellow Day success!
Liz, a.k.a. Mama