Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Plate Lickin' Good
I was absently picking at my plate and the younger two kids were chattering incessantly when I heard Rob gently chastise Parker. Parker had finished his large serving quickly and proceeded to lick his plate. For what it is worth, I would say that our kids usually have better than average table manners. We often get compliments from strangers at restaurants and friends ask how we do it at home. Of course, there are times when eating seems like a zoo, but we've dined with enough children to say we are doing okay. Thus, when Parker at ten years of age is licking his plate, it was met with surprise and disapproval from Rob (remember it wasn't the best time leading up to this point). I, on the other hand, was secretly pleased. Job well done. Even with all the insanity, the dish was darn good...literally, plate licking good. I had to laugh inside and this fed my soul much more than the food.
*I can't believe I didn't post about our last vegan potluck at our friends' Kit and Emily's few weeks ago. I will have to blog about it soon.