Monday, February 25, 2008

Teddy Graham Crackers Peanut Butter Sandwich

This is the making of a "great sandwich" in the mind of a 4-year-old. Here are some excerpts from our exchanges about the "great sandwich."

Me - You have to eat this if you make it.
Pumpkin* - It will be so yummy.
Me - Why don't you leave off the saltines?
Pumpkin - Then, it won't be perfect.

She takes a bite and says, "MMM, mmm. Mommy you have to try it. "

Me - No, thank you.
Pumpkin - Remember, if you try it, you'll like it.
[I hate when my words come back to haunt me.]
Me - What if I don't want to try it?
Pumpkin - That means I really didn't do a good job.
[Wow, she's very persuasive.]
Me - Okay, I'm a little scared, but I'll try it.
Pumpkin touches my arm to comfort me - It's okay. I'm right here. It's delicious. Just try it.

I take a bite and don't gag. It is actually pretty good.

Pumpkin - Thank you for trying my sandwich. Let's do a dance. THE GREAT SANDWICH DANCE! Take your socks off. Sandwiches don't have socks. You have to have bare feet to do the great sandwich dance.

We did a little dancing, took a few more bites, did some more dancing. Then, I asked if she wanted some more of the great sandwich.

Pumpkin - It's not so great for me anymore. Yuk! Do you want to see the yucky sandwich dance?

Although the name was a little long, I thought the "Teddy Graham Crackers Peanut Butter Sandwich" might catch on. How many sandwiches have their own dance? Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

*Name has been changed to protect the innocent. :)


Joyful said...

Hi Michelle,

Thanks for visiting my blog and encouraging me.

Just read your "Sandwich" post. Can't say that I'll be rushing to the kitchen to make one, but I loved how your daughter did the "Sandwich dance". One of my favourite verses in the Bible is, "There is...a time to dance". Because I'm not a dancer, dancing to me represents doing all those things I'm too afraid to's stepping out and embracing all that God has planned for me. I think it's great your daughter hears the music and wants to celebrate the good, the bad...AND the yucky tasting events in life!

Mary Y said...

LOL!! That's a cute story! I can't wait until my little daughter is old enough to make a sandwich of her own. I'll remember your story and be brave and take a bite of it if she asks me to, and will do a sandwich dance with her!

God bless,


Carol said...

This was HILARIOUS! I think I would like Pumpkin. She sounds like a riot! Thanks for visiting my site and thanks for making me smile! :) Carol