Monday, April 26, 2010

SUGARCANE BABY

My husband LOVES sugarcane and on some level, I think he is happy that I do not eat the stuff. I remember how, during our trip to Costa Rica, the man pulled over to the side of the road, to take sugarcane from a farm. The farm belonged to the hotel we were staying in and he informed them of his 'thievery' at the reception desk, but you get the drift, the guy likes his sugarcane.

Well, somehow, my husband has passed his love for sugarcane to my children. It must have been a little hard for him when, one by one, their sugarcane genes kicked in, because that meant a shortening of his rations, lol! In fact, the love for sugarcane amongst his children is so high, the only thing that can make my daughter, TE, stay quiet for more than 5 minutes is her being focused on eating sugarcane. Same goes for TK, who will walk into the pantry, stand on his tippy toes, grab a huge sugarcane stalk and hide away from everyone else to destroy it.

But of all the sugarcane lovers in my house, nobody matches the commitment of Bomboy to sugarcane. Even before he got as many teeth as he now has, he would suck on a little piece of sugarcane. Now that the guy's mouth is full of teeth, sugarcane does not intimidate him at all. He insists on a large stalk of sugarcane for himself whenever his father shares his sugarcane with the kids.

Well, on Easter Saturday, the family took a drive to see the Cherry blossom trees in Washington, DC and we ended up at the Vietnam Memorial in Virginia, nearby. While there, the kids ran around in the grass, and we had a little picnic during which Bomboy took 'sugarcaneism' to a whole other level.

You see, Bomboy picked up a large branch that must have fallen off a tree, and put his teeth on the thing. Of course, I shouted at him to get the branch out of his mouth to which he shook his head 'No'. As I started walking towards him, the guy quickly explained, "It's my sugarcane, mommy!"

I eventually convinced him that he couldn't sink his teeth into a thick, dirty branch. But when he finally got a taste of the thing, he said "Yuck!", tossed it on the ground and joined the rest of us to have juice boxes, crackers and cheese.

And, just in case you were wondering, Bomboy, TK and TE had actual sugarcane after dinner that night. Clearly, Bomboy's performance during the picnic reminded his father that it was time to stock up on sugarcane again.

Anyway, I hope you guys are all doing well.


*singing Jesse Jagz "♫Sugarcane baby, got me going crazy. Sugar cane baby, you got me going crazy♫"*

25 comments:

abby said...

1st

abby said...

hahaha..
i love sugarcane also...
I remember back in the days wen those mallams used to hawk sugarcane and i'll buy. Bbest part of it was after eating and u shake ur tummy and u feel the water(lol) making noise in ur tummy..hehehe
how r ur beautiful ones??
have a great week ahead hun!! xox

F and M said...

LOL... I agree with Abby... This post brings back memories of times in Sabo stalking those mallams for my next fix, lol. Like father, like pikin... :)

isha said...

This reminds me - I haven't had sugarcane in a LONG TIME!

How are you ma'am?

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Omotee! said...

first ten?!?! where is mr kola tubosun?!

like father like children, genes ehn!

sugarcane, cant remember the last time i ate it. sure loved it in primary and secondary school and the different methods of identifying the ones that will be sweet. abby got it right. we call it "Ireke"

histreasure said...

i just realised i haven't had it in a long while..

those kids of urs, they got the right genes, o jare..nothing like natural sugar

BBB said...

not really a sugarcane person
but i used to love it when i was a kid

PS
i love Jesse jags album

Sassy Trends said...

lorl...
I use to luv sugarcane but not anymor tho...

It is a good thing your husband passed on the gene..heee-hheeee

Ms.O said...

HEHE I love sugercanes too! The ones here are not as sweet as the ones in naija in my opinion!

Jag of all trades is a good listen!

neefemi said...

Chai, now i'm longing for sugarcane...thank you ma....have a great week

Dee! said...

I love my "sugarcane". That is one craving I had all through my pregnacies! lol! Meanwhile the thing is suddenly scarce now!

Anoda Phase said...

lol @ Bomboy...i like sugarcanes too, though I can't remember when I last saw them...

NakedSha said...

I would see why your kids and husband would love sugarcane. I mean, it's so like-able. Ouch, that experience must have taught your kid that not all that looks like sugarcane is.

Good times!

Lara said...

Loved sugarcane..not seen it in a while.

Love jesse jagz's sugarcane baby, had a collegue who always played it everyday at work.

Enjoy your week

Rene said...

lol
i love sugarcane but not so much and i love that song

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

Lol...u children r amazing...I haven't had sugarcane is years!

shorty said...

LOL I love your kids o, this just reminded me of my muum she soo much loves sugarcane.

Myne Whitman said...

I love sugarcane too, I don't think I can find it around these parts though.

Your title reminded me of an oldie naija pop song, maybe Chris Okotie. Didn't know it had been remade by Jagz. Catchy song.

iphyigbogurl said...

lol.....have I told you I love your kids ?
they sounds so adorable...


i want some sugarcane...... gosh its been forever!

Beulah! said...

Hahahahaa!!...Sugar Cane..can't remember the last time i had those but love them so!!!...Bomboy is a wonder... a go-getter i'd call him..lol

Thanks 4 checking on me...hope u r gud

JideSalu's Diary said...

I remember posting on my photo blog cut pieces of Sugar cane left to chill in the fridge. Simply....hmmmn....licking my lips just at the thought .....delicious. I love sugar cane as well.God bless SSD

prashant said...

those kids of urs, they got the right genes, o jare..nothing like natural sugar
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Enkay said...

"It's my sugarcane, mommy"....Very funny!

I used to love the stuff once but i guess i lost my 'sugar teeth'
lol!

Miss Natural said...

lol sugarcane...i hateeee that stuff i dont know why. lol. you are on your own again. bomboy is just funny lol lol...imagine your horror when he picked up that dirty branch, oh well, you didnt need to say much about it before he dropped it