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Miss Little Emily and the Octopus..... 
Mar. 24, 2010 7:03 pm 
Updated: Dec. 6, 2011 10:16 am
My daughter Emily, nick name, BooBoo (my dad's nick name for her) aka Boozie(mine and my mom's nickname for her) aka MonkeyButt(my ex's nickname for her) aka En-a-me(my niece's name for her because she can't say Emily) aka Em-a-wee(my youngest name for her--same issue)...
Well anyway, Emily is an adventurous kind of child. Will do things just to do them. I mean I could tell you have the junk she's done, just to get noticed or just to let us know she can and will do it. Well I think today she met her match. (So far).
Emily is a garbage disposal when it comes to Sushi, oh she loves it loves it!!! I make it a point to go to the Sushi Bar at our commissary here on Ft. Sill when I do my shopping. For Emily, it's twice a month she gets it. The stuff is $8 for a tray, either 12 sushi rolls, 12 california rolls, 6 bar like sushi that had slices of meat on top(shrimp, eel, tuna, and something else). Well today I go and get meds for the kids because they were sick at school, when they had new items on the bar, Seaweed salad, calamari salad, sushi rolls with a crunchy topping and marinated Octopus. I was excited about the calamari salad, telling her "O O O,Emily!!!!" But she had her eyes on the octopus.
Okay, I thought you know you might no like it. She asks the gentleman, how you eat it, he says, eat it, I nearly said---by putting it in your mouth and chewing, but I thought, nah better not. He says, you eat the whole thing, good with rice. So she begged me to buy it, I'm like, O K!!
Here is Emily's first marinated Octopus.....
So we get home and  she takes her meds. And pulls out the sushi box, and I'm looking at it going, I'm going to photo this for proof, you aren't going to like it. Then she syked herself and started freaking out, oh no, I can't I can't....I'm telling her well i'm fixing to give it to the cats because that's expensive stuff, I'm not about to eat it...So then I did the phsyc-o babble just to get her to eat it and get it over with because, I had things I needed to do, like build a volcano for the youngest child.
So I actually nibbled on it, just to say "MMMmmmm, good" (Liar) But you know, anyway, I did like the sauce but the Octopus was like rubber and was not that easy to chew. But was I going to tell her that.....a NO! So she sniffed it, she wiggled and jiggled it, and still having 2nd thoughts. Well finally again telling her the flavor was really good.
Well then she dropped the one she had on her fork, because the TJ the cat, decided it smelled good, and startled Emily, and he went to town, not letting Mr. Jingles having a bit of it....
So then Emily had to get another one, I said do it or I'm not going to buy you anymore sushi if you don't.
So then she inched her Octopus to her mouth and doing the moaning, with regret....hehehe!
Here she goes.....Eating or nimbling on Octopus
And then i wasn't sure if she actually bit some off. So I told her to SHOW ME!!
See Mom...I'm going to eat it....
Hahahaaha!!! She showed me....well now that it's on her tongue, she needed to chew it. Well you can guess what's coming next..........
I'm not sure I liked the Octopus, maybe the cat's can eat it...hahahaha!!!!
The sign of REGRET!!! And said well maybe, the cat's would enjoy it, Along with it stuck to my tongue and I can't get it off. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Serves her right. Maybe i ought to email Andrew Zimmerman and ask if she can join him on his adventures with weird and exotic foods. LOL
Mar. 24, 2010 7:09 pm
Please do not take offense but my 18 yo DD says that is disgusting! I tend to agree with Your DD's assessment of the lil critter. EEEEWWWWW
Mar. 24, 2010 7:11 pm
That's awesome! Good for her for trying it!! Great blog!!
Mar. 24, 2010 7:13 pm
HAHAHA Patty, Emily is 13 and totally into what I believe to be disgusting as well. I'd do the sushi, but there is a fine line that I don't cross, but I would agree....totally gross. But she wanted it, she had to deal with it. LOL
Mar. 24, 2010 7:16 pm
OMgosh.... that is soooo gross! :0)lol Your daughter is a doll! How old is she? It is kind of neat she will try things! Braver than ME!!!
Mar. 24, 2010 7:16 pm
ROTFLMAO!!! OMG I just now read the whole thing, Hilarious!! My DD accidentally ate a chicken foot thinking it was a wing. She was Not a happy camper:( I think it scarred her. LOL
Mar. 24, 2010 7:18 pm
I like some sushi.... but very selective! Nice of you to get it for her.... knowing she probably wouldn't eat it!!!!
Mar. 24, 2010 7:28 pm
Yeah, my mom and dad have given her sushi since she was able to eat food. She's that way about hot food too. But my parents always say, you have to try something at least once to know if you like it or not. I guess I have instilled that in her being.
Mar. 24, 2010 7:31 pm
Good one! Glad the cats enjoyed it!
Mar. 24, 2010 8:03 pm
Mar. 24, 2010 8:54 pm
Whoot, whoot, to her for trying it! That's my kind of girl! I've had octopus before, in the form of a stew and I enjoyed it. I was at a seaside resort in Mexico and some guys went on a night dive and came in with 3 octopus...octopai...octopuses? Pffft, I don't know. I just know they were still alive when they came in with them, so we passed them around the bar and played with them. We had them for lunch the next day, lol. You tell Emily that I think she totally rocks!
Mar. 24, 2010 9:29 pm
Haha! That's awesome! I am the same way as your daughter. There is nothing I won't try at least once! Octopus included! And I must say...I am jealous! I thought the sushi bar at our commissary rocked...you guys have a WAY bigger selection than we do! Good Job Emily! And good job Mom for getting the classic pics!
Mar. 24, 2010 10:30 pm
Another good one! Adorable little girl, gross octopus, great pics!!!
Mar. 25, 2010 12:17 am
Find her Italian seafood salad with the tiny baby octopus. They are small and tender and oh, so good. They are also cooked so they are a light purple color. That, she will love.
Mar. 25, 2010 4:23 am
another great blog with wonderful pictures! I have to give her a lot of credit for trying it!! I don't think I would!
Mar. 25, 2010 6:03 am
good on you Emily-trying new foods is great. I prefer land walking mammals, and already tested sea creatures. Octopus was not highly rated in my taste bud journal either.
Mar. 28, 2010 7:18 pm
It's very cool that she tried it. I actually thought the little thing was cute! But I wouldn't want to eat it...
Mar. 28, 2010 8:56 pm
LOL, yeah---she'll do that, try anything just about. I won't eat it, one little nibble was enough to know it was like chewing on ruber bands....LOL
Dec. 4, 2011 10:21 am
I love octopus....especially when they put a big old slice of cooked leg on the sushi ONO!
Dec. 6, 2011 10:16 am
LOL...well, she gagged something bad when it wouldn't go down her throat or out of her mouth when she tried to spit it out...the sucker stuck to her tongue and it was soo hysterical. I laugh all the time when I see octopus and say "Look Boo...hehehehe"
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