One of the things she taught me was with boys, you cut up watermelon and take out all the seeds. She had 4 boys herself so I listened. She said if boys ate it the way it was, you’d be picking up the seeds for weeks. Add to that, ants and stickiness everywhere.
I have been accused many times of “spoiling” my boys but I always cut up watermelons. I’d buy them whole and spend however long it took me to cut it up and take out all the seeds. It had nothing to do with spoiling, it had to do with saving work for myself later on.
Can’t you just see little kids spitting them at eat other? Who’s then to clean up that mess? It’s one thing at a picnic if everyone is outside and there will be no sticky mess but what about just normal days when they’re eating it inside? My boys loved watermelon and ate it all summer long. It would not have been in my best interest to give it to them with the seeds in it.
Also, when looking for a pic, I found one right away in a bowl without any seeds. So I must not be the only one who does this.
So, how do you all serve watermelon at your house?