I’m usually quite good with the sticks, but today, the noodles just weren’t hanging on the way they usually do.
I’ll use chopsticks as much as possible – even carry a pair with me from time to time. I eat ice cream with them.
Today, I was eating noodles and shrimp in honor of grandson Aidan’s 11th birthday. Although he is thousands of miles away, I figured we could celebrate together eating the same food.
Any way, it was okay that the noodles were not cooperating – it slowed me down a bit. I really do need to learn how to eat slower – better for the digestion, you know. More polite.
When I was young, my mother used to watch me shovel it in as fast as possible and would gently say, “Slow down. The hangman isn’t coming.” I eat like every meal is my last one.
So, I guess I honored the memory of my mother by dropping a few noodles, and also honored Aidan’s birthday.