"Mom," my teenage daughter said. "Can you make pancakes?"
"Sure," I said. "Are you craving them?"
She shook her head. "No. I want to make pancake art."
"Pancake art. Everybody is doing it. Here, look at these pictures." She rolled through her Instagram photos and showed me all kinds of artistic pancake "carvings" her friends had made. They were impressive.
"Okay," I said. "But when you're done playing with your food, are you going to eat it?"
"No. Carbs aren't good for you."
In case you want to see a sample of pancake art, here's a picture: