Saturday, May 28, 2011

Octopus Stew


On a recent playdate at Aunt Missy's house the boys were having a field day playing outside. In the newly cut grass. After it had rained. And we found them pouring mulch and leaves and all kinds of debris into some standing water in the bucket on the back of a tricycle. Little Will had his hands up in there too with the big boys stirring and stirring with sticks. We asked what they were up to, and Joseph and Jack said "Making octopus stew!"

For those not in the know, this is a joke from the book "I'm Gonna Like Me (Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem)" by Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell. "I'm gonna like me when I eat something new, even if Grandma makes octopus stew."





They were so splattered with mud and covered in grass that we needed to strip them down and hose them off before lunch. In other words, a perfect little boy playdate.

The pages from the book:



As it says, be sure to serve with rooster foot salad and snail bread. Mmm, mmm, good!

1 comment:

Karen in Progress said...

What a cool book. What kid doesn't like to make their own "stew"? Thanks for sharing, I'm gonna check this out.