I have written in these pages before about how my husband and his family get grossed out by certain words. Most of the words that grate on their nerves like fingernails on a chalkboard have to do with food. According to Jason, the most disgusting word in the English language is "moist." Decribe a homemade baked item as "moist", and he will get the shivers.
We don't talk about this quirk in front of Ainsley. We want her to be prejeduced toward neither food nor words. She can say "sauce" all she wants to and no one is allowed to cringe.
So her reaction to a question from one of our friends the other night was surprising.
"Ainsley, are you going to have a cake for your birthday?"
Then for Jason's benefit, "Is it going to be a moist cake?"
"Ewwwwww!" she screamed loudly enough for me to hear at the other end of the house. She was honestly grossed out, though she couldn't really say why.
Apparently, there is a gene for this. Who knew?