If an unusual fruit or veggie catches Owen's eye in the grocery store, I usually try to take advantage of his interest and buy one for him to try. That's how we ended up with this coconut. And the unanticipated perk? It seems that check-out clerks are less likely to know the codes of weird things, and if you catch one of them having a lazy day, you might get produce for below the marked price.
Our coconut total: $0.01
I found the softest of the coconut's three "eyes" and punctured it with some scissors, and then Owen emptied the milk into a bowl. It was kind of a mess, and there were little coconut hairs all in it, but he seemed to like the taste of it.
Then it was time for Owen's favorite part:
Wish I could say he loved eating the meat of the coconut, but I think he found all the chewing to be too much work. It was still a fun little activity to do with him.
What weird thing should we try next? And is Put the Lime in the Coconut now playing on repeat in your head?
No? Just me?