Saturday, March 2, 2019
SOL 2/31: A Tale of Three Cheese Sticks! (Or the Care and Training of a Grandma)
I bring you my two year old grandson's interior thoughts (interpreted by my grandma heart) for today's slice:
"Oh no, it's not BIG! It's in two pieces. Everyone knows that a cheese stick has to be in one piece."
"Yes, it's in one piece now, but you don't take it out of the wrapper! And it won't work if you put the wrapper back on. It won't stay on. It just falls off."
That's it, Grandma! You've got it. It took you three tries, but you finally mastered the art of cheese stick prep. Cheese stick in one piece, plastic wrapper peeled back so I can take small bites and pass it back to you for additional peeling as I eat. The third time was the charm! Now, how will we explain the bag of opened cheese sticks to Mom? Maybe, you just need to eat a lot of cheese for lunch today."
Whew! Who knew that lunchtime could be such a challenge? This week marked three weeks since I have watched Jack. My eleven day trip to Italy combined with a bad cold on my arrival home kept me away for an additional week. And you know what? I think he's been busy growing into a perfect two year old who knows what he wants and doesn't hesitate to make it known. Skills that will definitely be useful as he approaches his impending status as a big brother!