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"Can she bake a cherry pie?"

Last week, my son came home from preschool with a new obsession.

Cherry pie.

I don’t believe that he has ever had cherry pie. Like most kids, he isn’t a big fan of pie in general — though he will be. It is inherent in our family’s genes that you must like pie.

Four days straight we entertained questions about cherry pie.

“Can we bake a cherry pie?”

My first thought at this request was that he learned a new song, but when I tried to sing “Can she bake a cherry pie,” he quickly became frustrated with me. Then I realized he was serious and we set on to more questions:

“Mommy, do you like cherry pie?”

“What goes in cherry pie?”

“Can we bake a cherry pie?”

“Can I take a cherry pie to school?”

“Who all likes cherry pie, raise your hands!”

Repeat the above over and over and you have the gist of it.

I love making pies (now that I have mastered the crust) and so my answer to “Can we make a cherry pie” is invariably yes. Of course, I need to find the time, and I really wish this question was coming in another six weeks whereby we could go the really yummy route with fresh cherries since I am not a fan of jelly fruity fillings that you buy at the grocery store. But to indulge his wishes we will at least get frozen cherries.

Or maybe a trip to buy Chukar Cherry filling would work…

I asked him how he would make cherry pie and he said, “Weeeelllll [how he always starts a sentence when he is thinking] I would mix ice cream and cherries, and more ice cream…”


I am not sure he really KNOWS what cherry pie IS!

I even went so far as to talk to his teachers to search for a hint as to where the obsession may have picked up. I figured one of them had declared a love for that dessert and in some effort to appease them, he was maybe taking it on as his own. Not that we could figure out though. They are learning about Australia, not cherry pie, in preschool and she has no idea where he got that from.

My son is anxiously looking forward to his next snack day where yes, we will buy and bring cherry pies to school (and ice cream).