Mama Diaries

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Misplaced Coral

I took my kids to the grocery store today.  That itself is usually an adventure, because we always end up with more than planned.  Anyway, we pushed our cart through the produce section, selecting fruits and vegetables.  As we did, my son noticed an unusual-looking product.

"Mama," he said.  "What's this coral doing here?"

"Coral?" I said.  "What are you talking about?"

"Yeah, look!"  He brought over a gnarled, coral-shaped object.

I examined it.  "Dude, that's ginger." I said.

"Ginger?"  He looked at me funny.  "But, it doesn't look like that stuff you sprinkle from a bottle."

"No," I said.  "This is fresh ginger root.  You can grate it to make the powder."

"I don't think so, Mama.  This is coral.  It belongs in the ocean."

(Hmmm.  Too bad it really wasn't coral - with an ocean.  A trip to the beach sounds kind of good right now! ) 


  1. Ha! Now I'll never look at ginger root in the same way ;)

  2. Hmm, maybe he's on to something! The beach sounds nice!

  3. haha I would have thought the same thing more than likely.

  4. I'm going to think of this every time I go to the store. Cute!

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  6. so cute---you know, robyn and i were smelling some ginger body spray yesterday at macy's ---we were wondering why you don't see it in air fresheners---and i think it smells like the beach!