"May I take you order Sir?”
“We’ll have grilled sandwiches and some orange juice and some wine for the lady please.”
“Sir—you have to be eighteen for that! Sandwiches and orange juice coming right up”
In case you are confused, what this conversation is all about-- it is a game the children, (my son who is 10 and daughter who is 6) Satish and I sometimes play on weekends, before breakfast. The conversation is between my son and me. This game is one of their favourites.
We pretend that they are the customers in a restaurant. (The best in the world, according to them) Satish and I take turns being the Chief Maitre de, Chef and restaurant owner all rolled into one. (When one of us is in charge of the restaurant, the other joins the children and becomes the customer.) The best part is that we have so much fun. The fringe benefit is that the kids eat really well!
We set up a table outdoors. We present the food interestingly. One of my closest friends told me that eighty percent of the appeal lies in how you present it. Even a simple thing like sandwiches can be made to look interesting with some creativity. I couldn’t agree more.
This is what we did the other day. It was so simple, fast and quick
If you have children, you might like to try out this game sometime. If you don’t—well, surprise your partner or that special friend!
Bon appetite and have a great weekend!