A sophisticated palate


Can you tell what Mary Virginia is chewing on?

It’s an onion. A raw onion. It’s the raw onion I stashed under her crib to try to heal her ear infection. She found it and walked around the house gnawing on it.

Mary Virginia loves raw onions. Every time I slice an onion, she cries at my feet, “Iundat! IunDAT! IunDAAAAAAT!” until I hand her a slice of onion.

Here are two more pictures of her eating raw onions. This is bizarre, right? A baby who eats raw onions. Who loves raw onions.

While you look at these photos of my bizarre child eating raw onions, contemplate this list of foods Mary Virginia will not eat, that she will throw across the dining room if you put them on her tray. (Except when we visited my mom and dad, and she ate all this stuff. Because she wants them to put her in their will.)

  • chocolate chip cookies
  • bananas (Except occasionally she’ll eat the whole thing and suck on the peel.)
  • eggs
  • all vegetables
  • including sweet potato fries
  • muffins
  • Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets
  • actually, chicken in any form
  • now that I think about it, pretty much all meat

If Mary Virginia could choose, she’d be a berry-etarian. A berry-etarian who makes a special exception for raw onions.




  1. sarita September 24, 2014

    This has to be the funniest post ever!!! So cute qnd weird all at the same time!

  2. Jess T September 30, 2014

    This is too funny! I actually did the same thing when I was little! My sister said she had to be careful when she was chopping onions because I was always reaching up trying to grab some!


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