Fruit Snack

“Mommy, I’m hungry!” Ann complained to her mother, who was folding laundry.

“Okay, sweetheart. Thanks for telling me,” Mom replied, and went back to folding the laundry.

“Mommy, I’m hun-gry!” Ann repeated.

Ann’s mother looked at her and smiled.

“Okay, Sweetheart. Good to know,” she said, and went back to folding the laundry.

“Mommy, could I please have a snack?” Ann asked, trying to be a little more polite this time.

“Sure, Ann,” Mom replied, smiling. “How about some fruit?”

“I don’t want fruit,” Ann whined.

“Why not, sweetheart? We have lots of fruit in the house, and it’s very good for you,” Ann’s mother said.

“But I don’t want fruit,” Ann said again.

“Even peaches?” Mom asked.

“I don’t want peaches,” Ann said.

“Even pineapple?” Mom asked.

“Yuck,” replied Ann.

“How about melon?” Mom asked.

“Too sweet,” said Ann.

“Blueberries?” tried Mom.

“Too small,” Ann said.

“Kiwi?” asked Mom.

“Too green,” said Ann.

“Too green?” Mom asked, confused.

“Yes,” Ann repeated in a serious tone. “Too green.”

“How about a banana?” Mom asked.

“Mommy, I’m a girl, not a monkey,” Ann said in response.

“Well, my little non-monkey, how about some grapes?”

“Maybe,” Ann said.

“We have green and red grapes. Which color would you like?” Mom asked, hopeful.

“I changed my mind. I don’t want grapes anymore,” Ann said.

Mom closed her eyes and paused for a moment while she took a deep breath. Then she had an idea.

“What if we put all the fruit together?” Mom asked.

“All the fruit, together?” Ann repeated, curious.

“Yes. We could cut up all the fruit and make a rainbow fruit salad. Would you like that for a snack?” Mom asked, hopeful again.

“Yes, Mommy! That sounds delicious. I love fruit salad!”

Want to make your own rainbow fruit salad? Follow this easy recipe from

Published by M. L. Shochet

Author, Teacher and Devoted Father

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