Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White is a kids book about a lady named Rebecca Estelle who hates pumpkins because when she was a child and poor that’s all she ate. But one day, a truck drives by her home and a pumpkin falls out, smashing all over her lawn. These pumpkin seeds sprout and Rebecca Estelle refuses to acknowledge them.
Until the fall when her yard is overflowing with pumpkins. Now what will Rebecca Estelle do?
Rebecca Estelle ends up having a party with all the bakery items she made from those pumpkins and giving all of her items away. She plans on planting pumpkins agains next year.
My kids loved this story. It’s a great story of how one lady who had an aversion to something due to her childhood experiences grew to eventually love that something. Parallels can be drawn through this story to trying food you once didn’t like again or trying anything you thought you didn’t like for one reason or another at a different point in life because who knows? You may like it again.
It reminds me of not discounting things due to previous held convictions, prejudices, or notions formed during my childhood or even adulthood.