This was my dinner conversation last night with the kids. As we sat there eating our delicacy of Kraft Mac and Cheese with a side of carrots, they argued this point back and forth with me. Tuck was getting serious.
"Mama! Listen! The Cars don't taste as good."
I told him maybe it was because of all the exhaust fumes. He appeased me with a half-hearted chuckle. Mags jumped in to support her brother.
"Mama. We mean it!"
OK, little Miss Mighty. Got it. No need to get all worked up. So, I went over the list of smile-inducing shapes they've eaten.
"What about the Halloween shapes? Christmas shapes? Phineas and Ferb shapes? Princess shapes? What you're saying is elbow Mac and Cheese is the best. Right?"
"Yes, Mama. They are the best. Oh, and the ones that look like a swirly slide (spiral shapes) are pretty good too."
So, I put it out on Twitter, not expecting too much response from such a silly tweet. Turns out I was wrong! People have strong opinions on this. I'm so glad I shared because I learned my children's palettes were spot on. Here's the tweet:
"The kids insist that Kraft Mac & Cheese plain macaroni shape tastes different than Cars shaped Mac & Cheese. Ummm.... #sillykids"
Thanks to my friends Michele and Becky, along with a few other followers, who were quick to straighten me out. So feel free to join in on the fun in the comments below! I'd love to hear your opinion on this thought-provoking topic.
And, of course, my kids were delighted to say to me,
"See, I told you so, Mama!"