From Sour to Sweet
After several weeks of pleading from my 8-year-old son, I ate my first piece of Shockers candy yesterday. My taste buds went into absolute shock for five seconds from the intense sour sensation – followed by a really sweet grape taste. I almost spit the candy out when it tasted so bitter. But I endured and actually enjoyed the flavor so much that I ate four more pieces.
Lately I’ve been trying to help my son learn to push beyond the not-so-sweet moments with some of his classmates. Last week at recess he had to tell one of the boys from his class to stop bossing him around. "I don't like it when he bosses me and other kids around all the time," he said. "He's so tough with his words; maybe he'll be a bodyguard some day." But then my son says at the school skate nights, this boy acts completely different and is kind of fun to be around.
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