Children often do not believe adults. Adults tell them fantastic and completely nonsensical things on a regular basis. For example children are often told that certain foods are not only good for them, but are quite tasty. I can clearly remember my parents lauding Brussel sprouts, asparagus, peas, tomatoes, and cottage cheese.
Like most younger children, I rejected their logic. My taste buds screamed “This tastes like Bantha fodder”. Yes, as a small child I related to most of the world via semi-obscure Star Wars references.
Yet, as I now approach thirty, I have had to make certain concessions that would drive my younger self into a lightsaber-wielded rage.
Asparagus is tasty – quite tasty, especially if prepared well.
Brussel sprouts are not a byproduct of the Bantha digestive tract.
Peas, while not exactly asparagus material, are tolerable.
Tomatoes do indeed make sandwiches taste better.
That is, however, where my food concessions end. After giving up more ground than Emperor Palpatine’s gardener (Ok, I don’t have a good Star Wars ground analogy ok… sorry) I have decided to hold fast. Cottage cheese is still disgusting.
This brings up an unusual problem. While I may enjoy my continued vilification of all things cottage cheese, I actually like it. So, I have decided that the recipe for cottage cheese must have been changed sometime in the past twenty years. It is the only rational explanation, especially if I am to keep up my anti-cottage tirade.
So… Mom…Dad… while you were right about naps, homework, and certain foods, COTTAGE CHEESE STILL SUCKS – at least the old nasty recipe you old people used in the 1980s.