Sheryl Jesin

When a three year old gives you lemons…give him lemonade?

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One of our favorite things to do on a Saturday morning is to go to the farmer’s market at the Evergreen Brick Works.   If you live in Toronto, I definitely recommend checking it out.  It’s a great place to get some amazingly fresh organic produce, and some yummy treats.

We decided to head out to the market this morning, even though it was pretty cold (10c) and windy.   Each of us has our favorite things to buy at the market.  Jake always gets a crepe.   Dylan loves to get guacamole and lemonade.   I usually buy a vegan and gluten free cupcake or nanaimo bar.   And of course we stock up on organic fruits and veggies!

So today at the market Dylan asked for his usual lemonade.   Let me recount what happened:

Dylan:  Mommy, can I get a lemonade?

Me:  Dylan, it’s so cold out today.  Why don’t you get a warm drink?  How about a hot apple cider.

Dylan:  Ok, I want that.

So we purchase a hot apple cider.  Dylan takes one sip and hands it promptly back to me.   He DOES NOT like it.

Dylan:  Mommy, I want lemonade.   Mommy, I want lemonade.   I WANT LEMONADE.

Me:  The lemonade will make you too cold.  You won’t like it.

Dylan:  I don’t care.  I’m not cold.

Dylan then takes off his jacket to show me that he is NOT COLD.

We then go over to the lemonade stand and I buy him lemonade.   I should add that on a hot summer’s day, this lemonade is fantastic.  It’s made with organic lemons and lightly sweetened with stevia.

Dylan takes a few sips.

Dylan:  MOMMY!   I’M FREEZING!  I DON’T LIKE THIS LEMONADE.   TAKE IT AWAY FROM ME!  I CAN’T HOLD IT ANYMORE.   I WANT TO GO HOME.  WAHHHHHHHHHHH

Me:  Ok, give it to me.  Put on your jacket.

Dylan:   I WANT TO GO TO THE CAR. WAHHHHHHHHHH

We were finished our shopping at that point, and it ended up being a good time to go home, so we headed off to the car.  Another lovely trip to the market, or as lovely as it can be with a willful three and a half year old!

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