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fun with son and a Jalepeno

August 25, 2007

i am far too easily amused.

really i am.

we were all over @ my mom’s tonight when my son found a fresh jalepeno in my mother’s kitchen.

and of course, he wanted to know what it tasted like.

so, i asked him if he wanted to try it and he went to take a bite.

needless to say i stopped him, but i cut off the very tip of the pepper and gave it to him to try.

now peppers, like most hanging fruit/veggies, grow downward so that the tip is always the youngest (and therefore mildest) part of the pepper.

now we had warned him it could be hot, but he ate it, looked mildly surprised, and said *that wasn’t very hot*

then he asked if he could have another piece.

i let him cut another one off and watched him carefully.

first his mouth slowed it’s chewing.

then his eyes widened.

then he started trying to explain to me just how hot it was, an all but failed endeavor as he had not spit the pepper out and was trying to roll it away from his tongue while talking (and because i was doubled over and unable to stop laughing).

with some small effort, i gave him my glass and told him to get himself some water.

he still hadn’t spit the pepper out and didn’t until i told him he could (guess we taught the kids that lesson a little TOO well)

the water kinda helped, but he was certain ice would be better and rather than scoop some out of the glass of water, got some fresh from the freezer and tried to put it in his mouth.

it stuck to his upper lip and dangled there. he couldn’t get it in his mouth until he ripped it off his lip.

he finally did get it in his mouth, but it obviously wasn’t helping

of course, all the while i just could not stop laughing. but finally i had mercy on the boy and gave him a slice of bread and had him eat it, telling him to make sure each bite rested on his tongue before he started chewing . . . and of course the bread soaked up most of the pepper oils and calmed the burn considerably.

yeah – i am definitely too easily amused.

is it wrong that i’m considering leaving a habenero lying about on my own kitchen counter?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 25, 2007 22:44

    You forgot to tell them that you left it up to your wife to warn him not to touch his eyes or privates with the jalapeno oil still on them….

    After I told him he asked me what it would feel like if it went into the tiny hole on the tip of his private…

    I answered “fire dick”

    He got the message loud and clear because he started dancing like he had one.

  2. August 25, 2007 23:02

    “fire dick”
    Coincidentally, that was one of my nicknames back in the day…

  3. The 2 Witches permalink
    August 26, 2007 16:04

    ROFL …. you two are just evil!!! But then thats one of the reasons I wished you lived closer.

    Mama Kelly

  4. August 26, 2007 20:23

    we r teh ebil

  5. August 26, 2007 21:18


    yeah, I think you need a new hobby LOL

  6. August 26, 2007 22:14

    bah ~ i never give up a hobby before it ceases to amuse . . .

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