It Was Their Fault……
I cannot eat salmon and I blame this on my Junior High School's best friend's mother. That's right Susie K. I'm talking about YOU. I went to your country house with by BFF, Linda, and you served me salmon mousse. I was all of 14 years old and when I told you I didn't eat salmon, you told me it was tuna!!! You made me eat it and ever since then I cannot eat anything slightly related to salmon.The smell of salmon in any form makes me gag. Believe me, I have tried to taste it in various forms because it is so healthy that I want to like it but I just can't. Never, Nada, Not A Chance.
My mom once forced me to eat lamb chops and I didn't want to. Like a good, European child, I had to eat it and so I did. Five minutes later I went to the bathroom and threw up. I can't eat lamb either except if it is in the form of a gyro all mushed up with spices and then I pretend it is chicken.
There are things that happen that you really can't change and some you can try to change. While on vacation in Spain, I tried an olive. I've always hated olives but I ate this one, tentatively and slowly. I think I liked it. I also think that I liked it because i was overlooking the sea, sitting in the sun and the olive just seemed to fit. I would try olives again, and maybe I will learn to like them. Salmon and lamb? Not a chance. I never forced my kids to eat anything that they didn't want. True,, they don't eat everything but I would never even THINK about forcing my children to eat something. I encouraged, yes, absolutely, but I never forced, and I never will.