Monday, May 22, 2017

Potato Soup

While I was listening to my kids argue yesterday morning about whether or not my youngest daughter was potato soup, something occurred to me; I was hungry. It was a similar revelation to the one I had a few months ago when we realized that my daughter (the one who may or may not be potato soup) was only chewing up the items in her older sisters play set that represented food items. Until that realization, this was a serious conflict between them as my older daughter believed her mini-figures where in imminent danger as well. We bought her her very own mini-kitchen for her birthday and she's now happily chewing her own wooden food items and preparing imaginary potato soup for everyone.

Before you call CPS, we feed my youngest daughter plenty and we have more wooden food if she doesn't get full on the painted vegetables we already gave her. Besides that, I'm not convinced she enjoys the imaginary food any less than the real stuff. After all, you can eat all the imaginary food you want to without the side affects. And there's no such thing as bad flavor or texture combinations... bring on the chocolate potato soup and top it off with a kale milkshake. It also cuts way down on the cost of social gatherings if you can't multiply food like Jesus.

So, we're back to my first realization about being hungry. We are, of course, talking about spiritual food as much as physical food and, aside from all its benefits, imaginary food just doesn't cut it long term. Sure, it's cheap, it's easy to feed to the masses and you can eat as much as you want. But, somehow you still end up with indigestion and splinters. As Jesus Christ famously and controversially said, "My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink." I feed it to my kids all the time and it really cuts down on the damage to the painted vegetables. If you're hungry, try it.