"Mama," my ten-year-old daughter said. "Can you teach my friend and me how to make chicken soup?"
They already had the celery, carrots, and cutting board out.
"Uh, okay." I wasn't quite sure what inspired chicken soup, but since it was a healthy dish, I thought I'd educate them on the process. I told them what to do and supervised them as they did it.
A short while later, a delicious pot of soup simmered on the stove.
Not wanting to be outdone, my seven-year-old son got in on the act. "I'm going to make something, too!"
He rummaged around and found an assortment of things. "Ta-dah!" he said as he showed me his creation. On the plate was a Samoa girl scout cookie, three ice cubes, and two dog biscuits.
What a genious. A meal fit for a king (and his best friend - a dog named Schultz)!