Sakura Mochi and Takeh

Lately, Takeh, my son, has become a keen observer of the desserts that the adults eat after dinner.

When he is full, he quickly gets out of his chair and goes to get his toys, but as soon as an adult tries to eat dessert, he returns to the table. Not only that, he climbs onto the table and tries to get what is on the plate.

Some of the sweets may contain ingredients that cause food allergies for my son Takeh. So parents have to be careful not to let him eat them by mistake. So sometimes Isi hides behind the kitchen counter and rushes to eat the snacks. It’s like he’s doing something he’s guilty of.

The dessert of the day was sakura mochi (rice cake with sakura blossoms). It is a Japanese dessert that reminds me of spring.

At first glance, it looks like a leaf.

As expected, Takeh was at a loss as to what to make of the mysterious leaf on his plate. It could be a snack, so I stayed close to the table, but I didn’t dare to reach out and grab it. Because it is a leaf.

With the sakura mochi in front of him, Takeh rattled his police car toy and stared at the adults.

And the adults were waiting for the right moment to eat it, the moment Takeh left the table. Both sides were tense.

In the end, he wouldn’t give up, so we decided to give him some of the sakura-mochi. But it was hard to believe that a child less than two years old would eat a piece of sakura-mochi. The salted sakura leaves are not a tasty food for children because of their taste and texture. They are also slightly sticky to the touch. He did not like that.

Sure enough, he touched the sakura mochi and made a disgusted face.

Yes, I understand. Then adults are responsible for eating it!

So, with Takeh’s permission, only adults were allowed to enjoy the delicious sakura mochi.



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