We've been collecting bins of ripe mangoes almost daily! Even so, we have a hard time keeping up with the demand. Mangoes are one of the most beloved fruits here, but rarely are they allowed to mature to this point. Most school children are experts at throwing stones into large mango trees in order to knock down a still-green mango for an after school snack. We have to guard our mango trees diligently to prevent their premature pickings.
Our children have learned to eat mangoes both ways: hard and green, and soft and orange. They prefer to eat them whole, with their hands, but too often I cringe at the thought of the third outfit of the day being dirtied, and I cut them into fork-sized pieces. But AJ usually ends up eating his after-nap mango in his undies anyway.
I know, how much better this photo would have been if I had let loose and given him the whole juicy mango!
Speaking of which, I want to say Yes more. Yes to the messy mangoes and "help" with the washing and "craft projects" and sofa transformations. I rarely regret my Yeses. My yeses often leave me laughing and thankful for these little ones.
So this week I'm saying Yes to slimy orange fingers...and faces...and even the third dirty outfit of the day. When I do, I'll be sure to take a picture :)
What are you going to say yes to?