Monday, June 2, 2008

Gross is in the eye of the beholder, I suppose

So I walked into the kitchen this weekend to find this little scene:

Ginger: What are you working on? (she says eyeing the contents of the table and trying not to sound disgusted)
Zeal: I'm making a snack.
Ginger: Oh. What's your snack?
Zeal: It's a sandwich. I couldn't find any cucumbers, so it's just bread, bananas, jam, and cheese.
Ginger: Have you had a sandwich like that before somewhere?
Zeal: Nope.
Ginger: How did you get the idea for it?
Zeal: It just popped into my head.
Ginger: Now you're going to pop it into your mouth?
Zeal: Exactly!

He ate the whole thing!

And then came back to me:
Zeal: Can you make sure you get me some cucumbers for next time?
Ginger: Put it on the list.

Oh the sometimes surprising joy of letting kids "think outside" - the things they come up with.
Someday this kid is gonna stumble upon a combination that will truly wow us all.

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