Tuesday, April 14, 2009


We had a very dramatic moment in the parking lot of the grocery store:  Eliza was on her way to play with a friend while Ani and I were heading home to rest, and it was lunch time, so we'd picked up some California Rolls for E to eat on the way.  Well, she had the top off the container and as I was loading more bags into the car I heard "ooooh, guacamole!" and I kicked into super-mom mode as I slow-motion lunged through her door with a "noooooooooooooo!", knocking the offending (and large) glob of wasabi off of her index finger.  A long conversation ensued about wasabi and its incredible nose-clearing characteristics and the potential pain an unsuspecting child might find themselves in if they were to unwittingly eat it.  It has really stuck with Ani, and in fact she has talked about it for 4 days, we have visited the horseradish root at the store, bought some wasabi peas for Papa, and when I asked if she had anything she'd like to write in an email to my cousin who is in Niger, this is what she had to say:

dear jessica robin,

we are writing to tell you about wasabi.  cause i'm scared of wasabi, i'm worried that you'll eat wasabi, i'm worried that you won't like it and you can't believe you ate it. it's spicy and it is horseradish and it comes with sushi and it is NOT GUACAMOLE!!

i think you might like M&Ms, because they're yummy.



NIGER1.COM said...

that if she want to read english news about Niger she can do it at www.niger1.com

Chrystal said...

What did sushi A say to sushi B?

spurfer said...

OH MY LORD, Ani's letter made me laugh out loud! I needed that. Thanks Ani, and I promise to be very careful with my wasabi. :D

alissa said...


Eddy said...

Dear Ani: I am also afraid of wasabi, but your cousin Jessica Robin is not as afraid of it as you and I are. She likes to eat wasabi peas, just like your papa. Personally, I can't imagine it. My days are just fine without it, thank you very much.
Sincerely, Eddy

Stacy (mama-om) said...

That is so funny! We have some similar things around here about "spicy" -- Rom is always talking about how spicy something is so the kids are always saying in low, reverential tones "piiii-seeee".