20 January 2006

Rice-o-phobia?

We suffered through a fairly serious scare a few weeks back. At one point, it seemed that our bold, fearless daughter was afraid of -- sit down, get ready......rice.

Yes, that's right: rice.

Like most Asian families, we tend to buy Thai Jasmine rice in 25 pound bags, then divvy it up between the households and store it in large plastic containers. We let her play in the rice box because we thought she'd enjoy touching a new texture.

We were wrong. She was terrified. She recoiled and made grotesque faces and strange noises.

Actually, it was hilarious...but we were also quite distraught. How could a daughter of ours possibly dislike rice?

Fortunately, after her third encounter, she seemed less frightened.


In fact, a few minutes into the encounter pictured here, she even started to like it. You see where this is going, don't you?


Yup, you guessed it: she quickly moved beyond fear and curiosity into fascination, then quickly began throwing the rice. Heaven help the other kids at the beach when she discovers sand.

Power to the rice babies!!

1 comment:

Kain said...

That winky one is a definite keeper!