Last night after dinner, I scooped some ice cream into a bowl and sat down to eat it.
"Mom," my eleven-year-old daughter said. "You're the only person on the planet who can eat ice cream every day and not get fat."
My husband added his two cents. "Yeah, and she could probably eat a whole pie and cake everyday and not gain a single pound."
I shook my head and laughed. "No. If I ate cookies, cake, and pie every day, I'd be a five hundred pound blimp. I can only do it with ice cream."
"How come, Mama?" my eight-year-old son asked.
"Because I'm an ice cream vampire."
His eyes got real big. "You are?"
"Yep. Don't I look like a vampire?"
"Yeah, Mom," my daughter said. "With your pale skin and dark hair you totally look like a vampire!"
"Do you drink blood?" asked my son, totally believing it.
"No. I eat ice cream. It keeps me cold and preserves my youthful appearance."
So now you know the secret to staying young: Eat ice cream every day!
Before I go, several of you have asked me to post a recording of myself playing the viola. A few days ago, I recorded the Preludio from Bach's Partita No. 3 for solo viola. I'm teaching it to a couple of my students, so I did it for them. Anyway, if you'd like to listen, go here.