Last week, when Nicholas and I visited my Mom in the hospital, Dad was there, eating his McDonalds dinner while keeping her company. Nicholas noticed that my Dad had two straws in his milkshake. Apparently this is something that my Mom affirms Dad has been doing for y-e-a-r-s. I never really noticed it before. I asked why he used two straws and the answer was “because then you can take in twice as much liquid.” Well, duh on me, right? That’s an engineer for you. That crazy analytical mind. My Mom and I were looking at each other, shaking our heads. Our theory is then you’re drinking your drink twice as fast as necessary, and would run out sooner.
The conversation was no more than a minute or two, but Nicholas was sitting in the chair, very quietly, taking it all in. And now, wouldn’t you know it … every time we have gotten Nicholas a drink since then, “I want TWO straws, Mama, just like Grandpa.” Too funny.
And now it’s your turn. What are your food and drink quirks? C’mon and fess up, I know you have them.
A year ago today… the dawn of New (to Me) Blogger on the Block.