Peas! My Mother’s Favorite Torture Tool

Little Balls of Puke

I’m not a fan of green, especially in my food. Maybe I just associate green food with mold. Now, I do like cucumbers and lettuce. Maybe pickles and celery but one thing I absolutely can’t stand is PEAS!

My mother would eat peas everyday of her life if she could. And when I was a kid she would force those little balls of puke on me all the time.

What is my issue with them? Glad you asked. First off they smell. No stink. And once you crack them open the smell is even more overwhelming nausea.ย  Just the taste of them on my tongue makes me want to puke. Gagging starts almost immediately.

I do thank peas for one thing. If it weren’t for peas, I wouldn’t be able swallow pills. (not drug pills silly, aspirin – oh wait I guess technically that is a drug). I got so good I could eat my peas without ever breaking one on my tongue. Give me a glass of water and I can swallow them whole. But heaven help me when one would crack. Gag reflex engage.

My mom however never believed me. She just thought I was a typical kid not wanting to eat their vegetables. It wasn’t till years later when I was around peas and her and that gag reflex kicked in. She looked at me and said something like, “Oh my god, they really do make you sick!”.ย ย  Duhhhhhh

So please, if you invite me over for dinner, please do corn.


~~~Till we laugh again~~~

Little Green Balls of Puke

0 thoughts on “Peas! My Mother’s Favorite Torture Tool

  1. joey

    when i was in kindergarden the teacher started the year making us try one bite of every food on our plate. when the day came that peas were served, that smell you mentioned hit me, and she just kept on and on until she made me put a bite of peas in and then i just threw up all over her. She stopped the rule about trying everything that day and i have not been able to try them again and i am now 46. i do find frozen bags of peas are great ice packs when injury occurs or my heel spurs flare up so I don’t eat them, but there are some in my freezer

    1. tadams4u

      You are my hero. Someone that understands that smell and grossness those little evil things have. After that, I bet the teacher still tells that story till this day and you are now infamous!

  2. photosfromtheloonybin

    OMG, you and I are like two peas in a pod!!! Pun intended :). My mother used to force feed me peas, literally shoving the fork into my mouth, until I would throw up! I don’t think she believed me either, but to this day I still throw up a little in my mouth at the site of the little balls of puke!!

    1. tadams4u

      You didn’t fail as a mom, you just were a mom that liked to torture me!! And if you can’t smell them, we need to get your nose fixed, just the thought…. ickkkk LOL

  3. ninaws

    Insanity! Peas are the Best. Things. Ever. When I was little, if we were having them with dinner, my mom couldn’t put the peas out when she was setting the table because I would sneak over and eat them all.

    But it’s okay that you do not like them: more peas in the world for me!

  4. Fork in My Eye

    I am not a fan of green food either. Brussel sprouts have the same effect on me. The only thing more wretched than the smell is the taste. And sadly, they’re too big to swallow. Thanks for the giggles.

  5. Betty R.

    hahaha! “Oh my God, they really do make you sick”
    Years later nevertheless. You know, I never understood why some parents force their kids to eat stuff that they just don’t like. Granted I never let mine just eat cookies for dinner but since they were really little the only rule I’ve always had is that they must try everything I’ve put on the table. If they don’t like it, they don’t have to eat it but they can’t tell me they don’t like something based only on how it looks. It worked beautifully. My kids are now 9, 11, and 13. They are really good eaters. My oldest eats sushi, likes her meat cooked almost rare (I like my animals completely dead when they hit my plate), will try everything and normally ends up liking most of it. My boys are a little picky yet they follow the rule and try everything. They are really a pleasure to cook for and they’ve always said they like my rule but maybe that’s because they tried peas once and… I’ve never made them again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Tammy

      I will admit, I’m bad at trying it the first time. I’m big on how it looks and smells…if it doesn’t smell good or look good you can forget it!

      That is awesome that they do so good for you. That will help them so much as they get older and visit other people’s house. They can be polite. LOL

  6. 4Brats!

    just letting you know I just bought a large can of split pea soup for dinner. Still don’t think they stink and still know you are wrong. But hey I don’t have to feed you anymore lol. Xxxx p.s. stay pea free baby girl. Xxxxx mom.

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