So, here's our RAQ for today. IS IT EVER OK TO PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD?
Food fights in the right setting is ok, but very disrespectful when it damages property. My daughter went to a Jello Rama Event. They threw Jello, played games with Jello and had a blast. Chef's play with food all the time. They create tastes, smells, presentation. My brothers used to make mash potato dams, holding back their gravy. Dam break, dam break, the green beans perished in the flood YUM!
What kid doesn't like a yummy spaghetti dinner? And what mom doesn't like a quick boil of the water, browning of hamburger and dumping of Ragu? Add salad for good measure. Voila!Italiano Superbo! Who can resist the extended sauce smile on our kids faces after a few noodle slurps?
In my never ending battle with coddling my 6 year old, last night, I couldn't resist regrouping his sauce covered noodles into a nice neat pile after he had devoured the middle leaving a big circle of noodles. The noodles were barely hanging on, ready to jump off the edge.
Now, there's nothing I like better than wiping up sauce and noodles from off the table, so I rounded up his noodles back to their rightful place (middle of the plate), much to his disappointment. "Mom you ruined my race track!" What could I do but smile?
Embracing his playful mind, his sister decided to create her own master piece. PHOTO OP! "Wait Paige, you forgot the hole in your P." With the twist of the wrist and a yummy bite it was complete.
Answer: Yes, play with your food in the right setting and without damaging property. Its a form of fun and creativity.
Do you play with your food? How? When? Where?