My oldest three children are at Teen Pact all week – so it’s just Angel Girl and Buddy around the table with mom and dad.
Now while it may be quieter – it is no less silly.
Take last night for example – we had a simple meal of chicken noodle soup (I’m still living on the stuff!), homemade buns and carrot sticks.
Everyone was quietly eating their soup with a minimal amount of slurping when Angel Girl picked up her carrot stick and started to use it as a spoon.
I raised my eyebrows – but her daddy just laughed.
Then he said, “I bet you can make a straw out of that carrot – and suck up your soup.”
Now it was Angel Girl’s eyebrows that went up – as did Buddy’s.
The carrots flew out off the plate as they first tried their knives – then some toothpicks to pick out the soft center of the carrot stick.
I was the hero of the hour when I suggested a nut pick.
Soon both Buddy and Angel Girl were sucking up their soup through a carrot stick straw.
It was a little messy – and a little slurpy – but I can’t complain – they sure consumed a lot of veggies!
And while it may not be a socially correct form of soup consumption – it sure was fun!
Hmmm… I wonder what other veggies can be hollowed out into straws?