Tuesday, October 21, 2008
A conversation with Noah
Noah started out by saying, "There's something weird about the Wonder Pets I have to tell you,"
"Okay, what is it?" I ask.
"Well," he goes on, "Every time they complete a mission...
(yes, those were his words, not mine)
...they have celery."
"Uh huh, and...?"
"Well, how do they EAT that stuff?" he asks with a disgusted look on his face.
So, anyone can deduce from this conversation that Noah:
a) likes the Wonder Pets
b) dislikes celery.
And while I don't mind a little celery now and then, I agree, something yummy and chocolate sounds like a much better way to celebrate a hard earned victory.
But then, I'm not a guinea pig.
And my use of chocolate as a reward has definitely contributed to my long and expensive history with Weight Watchers.
Now, the celery thing kind of reminds me of Thanksgiving with Nate's family. For some reason, it's a tradition to have a platter of celery with peanut butter available.
Like the roasted turkey, real mashed potatoes with gravy, homeade stuffing and rolls, and pies made from scratch aren't enough.
It was Nate's uncle Darren who married into the family over 20 years ago who first pointed out the absurdity of the tradition by stating, "Celery with peanut butter has no place in a Thanksgiving dinner, and it's not even a good combination anyhow."
And I tend to agree.
But, like I said, I'm not a guinea pig.