We are on a camping vacation this week. While I'm off, I thought it might be fun to revisit some posts from the blog's archives. This post originally published on January 5, 2011. Have a great week!
Jackson is a true cassanova. He's the only eight, almost nine, year old boy I know who's very interested in wooing a lady. Not now of course, but in the future when he's a "man". We've spent lots of time talking about what girls like (humor) and what's considered an appropriate gift for a lady love (no, diamonds aren't recommended when you're in Grade three).
Last night, while Rob was making dinner for me, we had a great conversation about dinner dates and how they should be executed. In case you've been wondering how to prepare a dinner for your sweetheart, here is some advice from a boy in the know.
Me: "Jackson, what would you make for dinner for a girl you liked"?
Jack: "Ya know what Mom? Girls like the cheese. I would make a nice Italian pasta with Italian sauce. And maybe some Brie on top."
Me: "That sounds nice. Would there be anything else"?
Jack: "I might add in an appetizer sort of thing. Different cheeses and different crackers, like the circle crackers and square crackers and those long rectangle crackers we buy."
Me: "What about dessert"?
Jack: "I'd make a very nice ice cream treat. I'd buy plain chocolate ice cream and then throw in some chocolate chips, marshmallows and banana. And to drink I'd pour her some water".
Me: "Sounds great. Would you set the table"?
Jack: "Yes! The knife would go on the left and the fork on the right. The water would go beside the fork. The napkin would be set gently on the plate. I like a large plate not a medium or small plate. If it was a date-date, like just me and her, I'd put down candles - you know the giant thick ones that look like magic wands. That's exactly what I would do on a date night if I was cooking dinner."
There you have it. Dinner advice from an eight year old. And I have no doubt he'll do exactly what he said. Someday.