Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Darth Vader and Veggie Tacos

It's 8:40 already and I'm scrambling to make lunch for C. I've cut up the veggies, roasted them and have the rest of the fillings ready for his soft tacos. In the usual last-minute rush of the morning - C can't find his socks, D wants milk - I leave one of the tortillas in the pan for a little longer than I should have. It turns out crisp and flaky.

As I try to roll up the tortilla around the stuffing I show C what's happening. I tell him to be careful at lunch time so the insides don't all spill out. He says he has an idea. Why don't I wrap aluminum foil around the taco so it doesn't fall apart, he suggests, just like Darth Vader's suit kept his insides together.

I could do without the visual but I follow his suggestion.

Later in the afternoon, I find a clean lunch box with no evidence of the mess I had feared.

4 comments:

~nm said...

These kids can be so smart!!!

Sujatha said...

NM, I'm glad he was excited enough about his lunch to come up with a plan to protect it! :)

Nino's Mum said...

LOL :) The husband and I are huge Darth Vader fans too, so I'm hoping I have a repeat of this conversation in six years!

choxbox said...

LOL!

These things make you smile in the middle of all the madness right?!

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