For a lot of us it’s the challenges around the table that get most of our attention — getting everyone to sit still(ish) and eat the healthy stuff — managing the ever-changing whims “too spicy, too hot, too creamy, too slippery….” whisking away the endless glasses of spilled milk. But as in life, kids can sometimes surprise you… way out-foodie-ing you when you least expect it.
Ask a kid what something tastes like and you never know what kind of answer you’ll get. Luca got inspired to try to taste two things at a time the other night and came up with some descriptions that were so succinct and spot-on that they made me a little envious. It was also interesting to see him orchestrate taking a bite out of a peach and a pear at the same time – no easy feat when you have a small, 5 year old mouth. I mean when is the last time you even thought of doing that?
A few of these gems went right down onto one of the notecards we scribble on while we sit together around the dinner table, a family journal of sorts. We wrote about this project earlier and you can check out the details here. And in case you were wondering….this is what a year and a half of dinnertime memories looks like.