When Kids Don't Know the Old Way

a mom wrote:

We went out to eat at Olive Garden last night and the boys got this activity sheet/menu to do while we waited. It had a crossword puzzle on it and we were doing it. I was reading the questions and the boys were answering. Questions like "Spaghetti is a _________." Well, the last question was "Clean your __________." My boys had no idea what that could be that would deal with food.

I gave them the answer then looked at Jackson, we were both brought up hearing that phrase every day. I am so glad my boys have never heard it.

Pam G.
(Posted on the unschooling discussion list, June 19, 2003)

Holly Dodd asked me to read this page to her one night, and she said she would have guessed "Clean your hands" would be good advice about eating, and restaurants.

For those born in the 21st or late 20th century, the "right" answers were probably "pasta" and "[clean your] plate."

More for unschoolers, about food and eating


parenting ideas