Over the weekend my husband was cleaning out a drawer. He ran across an old spiral notebook which he was about ready to throw away when he realized it was the sixth grade school journal of our son Clark (who is now 25 and in law school).
We laughed and laughed as we read through it. Reading the thoughts and ideas of a sixth grader can be quite amusing.
Each of the entries was an answer to a question the teacher had asked that day. One particular entry I really loved must have been in response to a question asking “What is your least favorite food?”
Now I know how Clark really felt about a few of the dishes I would make for dinner….
“There’s two things lemon chicken and cheesy chicken. They are both really, really gross. I hate lemon but chicken is one of my favorite foods so the lemon just ruins it. Cheesy chicken, now that’s the worst. It’s chicken in gunky sauce with cashews on it. What I usually do is before my mom makes it I tell her to cook a piece of chicken without the gunk on it for me. If she doesn’t I don’t eat it. The other thing is green beans. To get rid of them I either leave them on my plate and don’t eat them or my parents make me eat them.”
How do you think your children would answer this question?