I grew up with a banana a day, mixed with milk and a raw egg in the morning ….YUCK! Or cut in slices with rice, or if I ever said I was hungry that was my only option between meals.
My lunch was a peanut butter sandwich (no jelly) that by lunch time in the Mexico’s heat it had turned semi transparent and darker, and a banana that by the time to eat it would be so speckled and bruise that I rather leave it in my backpack, and forget about it; days later it would be mushed among my books and homework.
The bananas where the cause of my poor scores in third grade, after that I was in charge of my lunch and I had a grouchier teacher, then my scores were low because of the fear of the teacher and the lack of lunch (before you think I was totally dufus, low in my house was B).
I remember the long trips with nothing but bananas to snack on and then the taste of it coming back into my mouth when the road would turn my stomach around… after that the looks of it when it came all the way out (it looked almost the same as a banana but slimier).
Despite my memories of bananas I introduced them to my kids as first choice of fruit when babies because they are the softest fruit.
I remember putting back in their babies’ mouths the bananas that they kept pushing out.
They say babies take their cues of what they like from the face you have when you feed them; maybe that is why they didn’t want to let the bananas in despite my efforts to pretend I was giving them something delicious, I tried my best to go YUMMY!!! when I fed them but I knew they could sense my true feelings towards the mushed silky slimy mashed banana.
Then if I managed to stuff some of it in them their diaper always had distinctive contents after consuming bananas; yellowish brown with dark brown dots all over, and the smell (ack!) of putrid bananas mixed with sour breastmilk.
Some of my kids have grown to tolerate bananas and even ask for them once in a while, that would be half of them, the other two will take them if they are very hungry but will not finish them. Pepa always “drops” hers, oops is dirty now! (I think she learned that from me…sigh!)
I don’t like bananas unless they are near green, otherwise the texture is too spongy and the smell too strong, but I will only eat near green bananas if that is the ONLY option of food.
I can’t stand anything that is artificially flavored bananas or that contains bananas as an ingredient, banana cake or banana juice …ugh! I think it is because they use the oldest bananas.
The only kind of banana I like is one called the MACHO banana, that is an orange flesh HUGE size banana that it is used for frying (banana chips), but I haven’t had those in three years so there you have how much I crave them, the only reason I think I like them is because my grandma introduced them to me.
Yes I know there are positive things to a banana.
I almost accept the positive sides to bananas in the following:
Bananas are pretty, and banana trees too, but the thought of banana trees being favorite habitat for roaches makes me think bananas are roach food, no wonder when you squish a roach the contents are so similar to smushed banana.
Bananas are cute I give you that; a fruit bowl doesn’t look complete without a banana, and that is why I don’t have a fruit bowl I keep my pears and apples in the refrigerator, and once in a while I’ll have a watermelon centerpiece (without bananas).
I confess before I had children I used to watch bananas in pajamas and …liked it!
Are you thinking what I’m thinking B1?
I thought it was an improvement of a banana to dress them in stripped pajamas, and give them the right personality, they were …stupid! …but cute.
I love to draw bananas but I never think of eating them, I always draw them thinking as a complement for monkeys, which makes me wonder if that is the reason monkeys are not as smart as humans, perhaps their brain is just filled up with starchy bananas.
I respect the love for bananas of banana lovers.
I hope they don’t make you fat! (108 calories of starchy carbohydrates)
Or make you fart!
Bananas are known to cause that effect; to maximize it let the peels dry and scrape the fleshy part of the peel into a powder then mix it with the food of your worse enemy and keep your distance after that.
Other good use for old bananas is to put them in a mean teacher’s chair, when they seat on it and get angry you tell them it was a present for them…ahhh actually those were good memories!!!
I know I kept spelling smushed despite Word’s advice to change it to smashed, but I like it like that better6 years ago