Thursday, October 24, 2013

Petra Loves Peanut Butter

Petra Gunderson loved peanut butter. She could eat it every day. She could eat it for every meal. She never wanted to eat anything else.

At breakfast time, her mother said, "Why don't you have some eggs?"

"I'll have a peanut butter pancakes." replied Petra.

"Why don't you at least try some chocolate chip pancakes?" suggested her father.

Petra shook her head no. "I'll have peanut butter pancakes." she repeated.

Mommy and Daddy looked at each other and shook their heads. Mommy made Petra her peanut butter pancakes.

For lunch, Petra requested a peanut butter sandwhich.

Mommy and Daddy tried to convince Petra to eat something else. Petra did not want crunchy chicken nuggets. She did not want a juicy roast beef sandwiches. She did not want creamy tomato soup. She only wanted a peanut butter sandwich.

Mommy and Daddy finally gave up trying to convince Petra to eat something else. Mommy made Petra a peanut butter sandwich. Petra quickly ate it and requested another.

For dinner, at first Petra wanted another peanut butter sandwich. When Mommy and Daddy urged her to have something different, she decided to have a peanut butter burger instead. "Are you sure?" asked Mommy. It sounded really strange to Mommy. Petra noddded so Mommy made it for her. Petra loved it and ate every bite.

After that she still ate peanut butter for every meal, but she ate more variations of it. Aside from peanut butter pancakes, peanut butter sandwhiches, and peanut butter burgers, there were peanut butter muffins, peanut butter bagels, and peanut butter chicken. There were peanut butter snacks and peanut butter desserts too: peanut butter crackers, peanut butter cookies and peanut butter pie. The accompanying foods varied, but there was always peanut butter. Petra absolutely refused to eat anything else.

One morning, Petra woke up and sat down at the table for breakfast. "Here are your peanut butter pancakes" said Mommy cheerfully placing a plate in front of Petra. Petra frowned. "What's the matter?" asked her mother. "Do you want peanut butter pancakes or peanut butter toast instead?" she asked. Petra shook her head no. "Are you feeling alright then?" asked Mommy. She felt Petra's head. Petra pushed her hand away and shook her head. She didn't feel sick. "Then what's the matter?" asked Mommy.

"I don't want peanut butter anything." replied Petra finally.

"You don't?" said Mommy in surprise. She quickly helped herself to a seat before she fell over from the shock."You don't want peanut butter anything?" she repeated to make sure she'd actually heard right.

"No, I don't." said Petra.

Mommy just stared at Petra. She was just too shocked to say anything.

"I'm sick of peanut butter."

Mommy couldn't help smiling. She never thought she would hear those words coming out of Petra's mouth. This was a happy day indeed. "What would you like?" she asked.

Petra thought about it for a minute, and then she said excitedly. "I know. I'll have pancakes with jelly."

"Coming right up." said Mommy equally excitedly. She was so happy that Petra was giving up on only eating peanut butter foods. There were so many other great foods for Petra to try.

For lunch, Petra wanted a jelly sandwich. For snack she wanted a jelly donut. For dinner, she wanted jelly dogs.

"Are you going to have jelly with every meal now?" asked Mommy as she was making Petra's jelly stuffed French toast the next morning.

Petra smiled. "I just love jelly." she said. "It's my favorite food."

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