Good morning bloglandia! Let’s do this shall we? The lovely Linda says and I quote:
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “chew/choo.” Use one or both, any way you’d like. Have fun!
Hmm. Think, think, and think. Chew …
Well my only though bubble is masticate. I thought of masticate because of all my gut health issues. When healthcare peeps talk to me, they use big words. They may or may not have asked me if I masticate my food thoroughly enough. At one time, the doc suspected the source of all my tummy woes was eating like Tony Manero at White Castle … a scene from Saturday Night Fever.
Truth be told, I’m a slow eater. I had to learn how to eat faster when I got my first job. They gave us only 30 minutes for lunch. My trainer recommended we not even take our plates off the trays in a time saving effort. I knew to take lunch at 11 or 1:15 because noon would mean spending most of lunch in line to pay. Nowadays I pack a lunch. Eating out downtown got old real quick.
Moving on to choo. Even without the bonus points incentive, I had to say something about choo. As in choo-choo peas. Which is how I got Pony to eat his vegetables. Call anything a choo-choo and he was enamored. He’d open wide for a spoonful then he’d chew his choo-choo peas, or carrots or corn, etc…
By the time he was in 1st grade, he’d ask for an extra $.35 cents on days they had peas & carrots so he could get a 2nd serving. Those were his all time favorite. I had to write a note because the first time he did that the lunch lady thought she was being punked. She said never met a kid who wanted EXTRA veggies.
After a while, she’d double up for gratis. She said it warmed her heart to see a kid eating something good. Plus he was a talker like his mommy. He says one of his first school friends was that lunch lady.
Aww man. What’s that in my eye? I’m getting misty over here. My baby boy is now 31 years old. Dang! How’d that happen? He passed me right up.
Okay folks, my stream is running outta steam. If you’d like to join this band of prompt respondents or view their works extraordinaire, follow the link to the land that Linda built. What’ll we be up to today? Staying Alive and outta the heat while continuing to binge watch Season 3 of Stranger Things.
As always, more to come.