The eating habits of my kids can be summed up in a word or two.
My son is now known as the wood chipper. He stuffs handfuls of food in his mouth with a quarter of it spurting out the sides. He walked across the soccer field last weekend eating Pringles and, I’m not kidding you, he left a trail of chips behind him. I purposely made a point of looking because of the way he was eating. Big chunks of chips behind him. You could have followed him for a good 50 feet or so.
Anyway, back to the emulsifier. That would be my four-year-old daughter Carys. She’s my pickiest eater. She eats a big breakfast and lunch but doesn’t really buy into the whole dinner thing. So to bide her time at the table, she chews and chews and chews some more. She’ll keep a piece of food in her mouth for 10 minutes! Unbelievable how long she can chew her food! By the time she’s ready to swallow, it’s reduced to the consistency of stage one baby food! She could STILL be the face of Gerber foods! Guuuuross!! I realize it’s probably helping her digestion, but come on! Eat it already!
I’m trying to think of the right description for my oldest daughter. Look for that next week.
Lynda is the mom of three and co-host of Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM's Bill & Lynda in the Morning. Find her here on Thursdays.