Do you? I do. I LOOOVEEE Sweets 🙂 Loving sweets not just in sweet dishes or chocolates. I eat mostly anything with sugar added to it – idly, chappati, dosa, upma-with ghee and sugar or just sugar. I Love hot chappatis with jam. I eat coconut and ground nut with jaggery. I used to eat cold malai – taken from the top of the milk with sugar during summer holidays. I remember making ‘ice cream’ out of it and keeping it back in the fridge and savoring it little by little-brother and I. Oh yeah! he is a sweet lover too…Just today morning mom was remembering the time when he would eat the sakkare acchu one after the other or the times when we would finish dabba of raisins, no matter where she used to hide it. She used to always scold us saying there are ants with 2 legs in our home-they steal all my raisins and I never find them when I want to add it to something. And I love milk powder and milk maid too 🙂 Its sweet-aint it?
The husband though, is quite opposite-had to be right? He doesnt like sweets at all. He eats-if I force him to. Else-he is choosy or just tastes it. So, I was hoping that the son would be like me atleast in this-but alas! the Gods above refused to hear this request. Chutku hates sweets. It breaks my heart everytime to see him ‘thoo-ing’ anything remotely sweet. Mom made gulab jamoons a few months back and we gave it so much hype to Chuktu. He was running around the house saying he will eat Jamoon but one small bite-he didnt even swallow-he just spit it right there, shuddered, said “Chennilla” *not nice* with a scrunched up nose and walked off 😥 Boohooo. The husband who was watching the scene literally rolled on the floor laughing. Sad, really sad… But Chutku-the little monster loves spicy food. Especially what we call ‘haaLu-mooLu” in our home-all the chakkali, koDbaLe, mixtures-no matter how spicy it is, he will neatly keep his sippy next to him, sit down with the bowl full (yes, he insists that it be bowl-full) with a spoon and enjoys whatever it is that he is eating. With his eyes and nose watering, ear turning red and mouthful of water he says “Amma suuperaagide” 😛 to him.
To add salt to injury the other day, my aunt told me this superstition: kids who dont like sweets means they dont like their moms. So far-I know thats not true-my little one shows me that he loves me in innumerable ways-but still…boohooo again 😦
So-do you have a sweet tooth? Does your kid enjoy the same taste as you?