Toddlers is Funny!

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Toddlers is Funny!

Post by blood_donor » Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:49 am

My 2.5 year old girl decided she wanted to eat some raw garlic (we had some out in a bowl prior to cooking).

Me: "You don't want to eat that, it will taste yucky"
Her: "I want it." (grabs a clove)
Me: "You really shouldn't eat that, you'll be stinky!"
Her: "I want to eat it." runs away before I can grab it from her.
Her: (crying) "waaaaaah! waaaah! Mommy!" Her mother scoops her up
Me: "Here, have some water, it will take away the bite"
Her: (crying) "Nooo! I don't want water!"
Me: "I told you it would be yucky"
Her: "My breath is stinky!" giggles. Runs away to read a book.

Can't wait to change that diaper.

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Post by blood_donor » Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:56 am

BTW, anyone know if eating raw garlic can be harmful to small children? My research is inconclusive.
blood_donor wrote:My 2.5 year old girl decided she wanted to eat some raw garlic (we had some out in a bowl prior to cooking).

Me: "You don't want to eat that, it will taste yucky"
Her: "I want it." (grabs a clove)
Me: "You really shouldn't eat that, you'll be stinky!"
Her: "I want to eat it." runs away before I can grab it from her.
Her: (crying) "waaaaaah! waaaah! Mommy!" Her mother scoops her up
Me: "Here, have some water, it will take away the bite"
Her: (crying) "Nooo! I don't want water!"
Me: "I told you it would be yucky"
Her: "My breath is stinky!" giggles. Runs away to read a book.

Can't wait to change that diaper.

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Post by lotsofpulp » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:21 am

if its harmful to me (it is...it hurts me very much :0), then it sure CAN be harmful to your toddler ^_^

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Re: Toddlers is Funny!

Post by spacepilot » Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:50 am

Lol, your daughter is so cute. :P

Eating a lot of garlic could hurt one's stomach. Eating only enough to realize it's "yucky" probably is pretty safe.

blood_donor wrote:BTW, anyone know if eating raw garlic can be harmful to small children? My research is inconclusive.

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Post by bolt » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:06 am

From a young'in of 5yrs,...... Him:-Are'nt those Queen bees just FAT Yellowjackets Uncle Bolt? Bolt/Me: :oops: Sometimes......ya just never know. :oops:

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Post by Tramper Al » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:14 am

Your daughter does sound very sweet, and smart too. She has mastered subject-verb agreement, for one.

There should be no harm in raw garlic, though my 3.5 year old prefers it roasted.

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Post by alec » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:18 am

blood_donor wrote:My 2.5 year old girl decided she wanted to eat some raw garlic (we had some out in a bowl prior to cooking).

Me: "You don't want to eat that, it will taste yucky"
Her: "I want it." (grabs a clove)
Me: "You really shouldn't eat that, you'll be stinky!"
Her: "I want to eat it." runs away before I can grab it from her.
Her: (crying) "waaaaaah! waaaah! Mommy!" Her mother scoops her up
Me: "Here, have some water, it will take away the bite"
Her: (crying) "Nooo! I don't want water!"
Me: "I told you it would be yucky"
Her: "My breath is stinky!" giggles. Runs away to read a book.

Can't wait to change that diaper.
That's a good one. LOL!

Here are two cute ones from the "Your kids will turn into you" category:

1. We're trying to potty traing our 2.5 yr old daughter. So, now she comes into the bathroom whenever we go, rubs our arms lovingly and says things like "It's okay" and "You can do it," checks to see if we went, says "Good job Daddy", and then gives us a sticker.

2. Another funny one is that whenver she picks her nose, my 6 yr old says "Stop that, picking your nose is not appropriate" and then hands her a tissue, which she throws back at him.

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Post by foodnerd » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:15 pm

Blood Donor, eating raw garlic should be fine. The only time you will need to worry about food safety with Garlic is if you have garlic (crushed or diced) sitting in oil for long periods of time. The oil can create an "Anaerobic" environment that is the right condition for Botulinum to start germinating and growing. In fact, all prepared garlic in oil has to be acidified to below 4.6 pH or frozen to ensure this doesn't happen.

But if it was fresh, shouldn't be any problems from a food safety standpoint. From a health, that is a different question.

FN

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Post by Opponent Process » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:26 pm

Funny. Yesterday, I made hotel reservations for the Gilroy Garlic Festival in northern CA. Maybe I should send her some garlic ice cream? Hopefully she isn't off garlic for life.

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Post by greg24 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:36 pm

foodnerd wrote:Blood Donor, eating raw garlic should be fine. The only time you will need to worry about food safety with Garlic is if you have garlic (crushed or diced) sitting in oil for long periods of time. The oil can create an "Anaerobic" environment that is the right condition for Botulinum to start germinating and growing. In fact, all prepared garlic in oil has to be acidified to below 4.6 pH or frozen to ensure this doesn't happen.
I thought everyone from Purdue was supposed to be an engineering nerd! :D

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Post by foodnerd » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:52 pm

greg24 wrote:
foodnerd wrote:Blood Donor, eating raw garlic should be fine. The only time you will need to worry about food safety with Garlic is if you have garlic (crushed or diced) sitting in oil for long periods of time. The oil can create an "Anaerobic" environment that is the right condition for Botulinum to start germinating and growing. In fact, all prepared garlic in oil has to be acidified to below 4.6 pH or frozen to ensure this doesn't happen.
I thought everyone from Purdue was supposed to be an engineering nerd! :D
Food Science major. There is more than engineering at Purdue. :wink:

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Post by stratton » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:36 pm

More fun comes after you video tape the toddler and later when they are a teenager you can threaten to show the tapes to their friends. :-)

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Post by blood_donor » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:50 pm

We're saving the best stuff for the wedding!!!
stratton wrote:More fun comes after you video tape the toddler and later when they are a teenager you can threaten to show the tapes to their friends. :-)

Paul

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Post by Rebecca_S » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:25 am

I've been told by Russian friends that traditionally eating raw garlic was a cure for the common cold. She should be fine.

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