Introduction: Dad, You're Doing It Wrong

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My sweet Vivie told me I was slicing oranges wrong. I didn't know how right she was!

Here's a little guide on how to slice oranges so each slice is equally good to eat while waste is minimized.

Step 1: Listen to Your Kids. They Are Certainly Listening to You.

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I thought, who cares how it is sliced? Just eat your orange, Vivie.

The way I learned to cut oranges was to cut them in half vertically then slice wedges with the pith strand at the beginning of each cut. Vivie said that that makes getting your teeth up against the inside of the peel difficult.
She's right. With a concave peel it is more difficult to clean all the flesh off and that leads to pulp and membrane between my teeth. Who knew?!

The other problem, she said, is that the orange is rolling around while I'm trying to slice it, making it more likely that I'll cut myself.

Right again, Viv.

Step 2: Just Hand the 7 Year Old Your Knife and No One Gets Hurt

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Fine, Vivie. Show me what you're made of.

1.  She starts by halving the orange vertically, like before.

2.  She lays the halves on their flat sides and cuts off navel. Very stable cuts.

3.  She makes parallel slices across the grain.

4.  She flips the end around and cuts the stem edge off.

5.  I am dumb.

Step 3: Clean Bites

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Isn't she a vision? What a delightful girl.


claramecium (author)2014-04-01

Cute face, Vivie!

claramecium (author)2013-08-18

Little sisters are so cute!

amonj02 (author)2013-07-03

Haha!!!! Keep it up, vivie!!!!

The Rambler (author)2013-07-01

Haha, I love seeing capable kids! One problem though, you can't use your orange rind as crazy orange teeth!

aqua 12 (author)2013-06-30

Awesome 7 yer old beats father LOL!! Love it viv

HollyMann (author)2013-06-29

Good job Vivie! :) I agree - I used to eat them sliced her way ...then I don't know what happened...:) Viv's way is the best and it's a lot easier to eat too!

sabu.dawdy (author)2013-06-28

beautiful daughter, i guess this new generation is way intelligent then us ;)

kawaii sugar (author)2013-06-28

I never gave much thought as to how to properly cut an orange but she has a good point! I guess I will have to change my habits!

ThatCuriousKat (author)2013-06-28

You sir, are an awesome father. :)

anarchyreigns (author)2013-06-28

Awesome when kids correct parents AND they're right congrats viv

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