At the grocery store this morning, I saw a 2-year-old boy race through down the produce aisle, spy a yellow summer squash, grab it, and excited yell to his mom, “na-NA-na!” while waving the vegetable at her.
She calmly corrected him, “That’s a zucchini,” then went about her shopping.
The boy paused for a moment, undecided about what to do with this new information. After a second, he smiled once again, waved the vegetable at his mom, and yelled, “nu-NI-ni!”
At this, the mom smiled. “Do you want to get a zucchini?” she asked the little boy.
He vigorously nodded his head up and down. “Yeah! Nu-NI-ni! Yum!”
With that, the mom had the boy place the squash in the shopping cart, and they continued with their grocery run.
So cute. And I love that the boy got so excited by veggies! There’s hope after all…