with six you get eggroll

31 07 2006

With our temperatures hitting 100 degrees F this week, the thought of turning on the oven, standing at the stove, or even standing outside to BBQ is scary! So, we did what any American suburban family might do to survive without a cooking flame last night – call for Chinese delivery! For Pete’s evening meal, the usual – fist-fulls of Cheerios, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, and a banana. Emma won’t yet eat anything from other continents, but the idea of eating with chopsticks really fascinates her.

chopstick partsTo allow her to participate in the ‘cultural event’ of eating Chinese food, I took these six pieces of household ‘stuff’ (rubber bands, chopsticks, glue and a clothes pin) and fashioned a pair of chopsticks that even a seven-year-old could use. She used it to pick up carrot sticks and pieces of sandwich. She loved using them so much that she asked to use them again tonight – on her turkey sandwich!

eating with chopsticks

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