Monday, July 13, 2009

Cream Cheese & Jelly Sandwiches


Every kid growing up seems to find a liking for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I was a crunchy girl, my sister creamy. The jelly has many different selections to pick from, but in the end it's still peanut butter and jelly.

Unfortunately for me one sad Saturday, we ran out of peanut butter. All peanut butter gone. None to be found anywhere in the house. So, what's a mom to do but improvise. Hence the cream cheese and jelly sandwiches. Now, to make matters worse we had just returned from the store with a brand new bubble kit which we were told that after we finished our lunch, we could play with.

From bite one, I wanted to gag. It's a texture thing. I bit that thing and it just stuck and would not move. It was just a glob of yukiness on the roof of my mouth that no amount of water could get down. I cried, begged pleaded, but my mom stood firm. (I understand this now being a mom. Once the gauntlet of "because I said so" is thrown down it needs to be followed through on.)

To make matters worse, my sister loved hers. She gobbled hers down and was out the door in a heartbeat. More tears. More gagging. More sadness. She would run in, come on Diane, hurry up. Let's play with those bubbles. Occasionally, I was able to talk her into taking a small bite to help me along, but that was the longest hour and a half of my life. Friends that are close to me know that I am still damaged from the cream cheese trauma. Unless it is incredibly camouflaged and if no one tells me that it's in there, I can eat it hidden. Along with taste, it's a mental thing now too. Another scar of childhood takes it's ugly toll.....

16 comments:

septembermom said...

The cream cheese trauma! Isn't it something how things stick with us from those childhood days? I'm a big PB&J girl. I don't think that I would like cream cheese as a substitute. I enjoyed this post!

Life Potentials Network said...

Diane, i love the stories on your blog which I have just discovered! The dentist one REALLY resonates...I'm right with you on that one! I love the thoroughbred quote which I have been known to spout while angry with my husband! And your cream cheese story is hilarious but I can feel the pain you felt, having experienced a similar thing. For me it was spinach. Once I finally had it down, up it came. That was the last time I had to eat it but like you, it was a LONG time sitting there trying to gulp it down. UGH. Anyway, keep them coming. These are priceless! xo diantha p.s. I HATE when people call me "di", particularly those in the dental and medical fields!

Marguerite said...

Hilarious post, Diane. And I loved the peanut butter and jelly song!
Know what you mean about those flashbacks from childhood. Mine was cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches. lol Thanks for visiting!

Moxymama said...

That is too funny! I have the same texture issues with bananas. I can only eat them if they are totally unripe and rock hard.

45+ and Aspiring said...

Thanks for stopping by my site!

My Mom substituted butter and sugar on bread--a "sugar tit"--when we didn't have peanut butter.

Unfortunately for me, with my weight issues, there are very few things I don't like to eat! But my lovely stepdaughter has texture issues too. . . so I get it.

Loved the song!! Very sweet!

Faith- Inspired Designs by Faith said...

That is so funny and sad at the same time. I found your blog and i'm glad i did... such a cute story

Elftea said...

WOW, My girl is the same way about jelly. I can't get her to even look at the stuff.

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Donna Gotlib said...

I am laughing out loud! You are so wonderful. Now I have to go tweet about your post.

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Diane said...

Thank you all for finding my blog and being as warped and mentally twisted as I am!

Faith- Inspired Designs by Faith said...

Thanks! I appreciate it so much! You're so sweet!!

Mari said...

Thanks for stopping! I love cream cheese and not peanut butter so this sounds good to me!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh, so funny : )And I adore the song. I never heard that before. Cute as can be : )

Jillien said...

Oh my goodness... I would have died! I had a similar experience with Milk of Magnesia... if that's even how its spelled... See even its spelling is repelled by my brain.

Anyway, funny yet painful post!

JM

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Michele said...

Hi Diane - Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I've looked through a number of your entries and love them all but this one I could really relate to. My mother has a photo album somewhere with a picture of me and my brother eating (being forced to eat) liver. The caption reads, "It took two children over an hour to eat a tiny piece of liver!" What she didn't know is hat most of it (when she wasn't watching) was going into my pocket! ;) Have a great week!

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