Not really….It’s an effort I make to keep meal time fun for my youngest son! Hot dogs are classic and most kids love em’…but how inventive and FUN can a hot dog be? You can only put so many toppings on it that kids will approve of, and it still is just a hot dog. BUT…….
I challenge you to do this! When lunch time rolls around and your kids ask “What’s for lunch?”…..reply, with a straight face, Octopus and Seaweed!
Watch their little faces, you either have a child that will suck it up and bravely not make a fuss about you losing your mind….OR you have a child that will immediately scrunch up their face in disgust. Either is priceless and fun to watch. Please reassure me after you make this, that I am not the only mom that draws out the suspense…. that allows them to keep on thinking they are really gonna get served octopus meat, until the very last-minute when the treat is put on the table.
Please reassure me that I am not the only one giggling to myself while I cook, thinking about the mental torment going on in their young little brains. YOU ONLY GET THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE THE FIRST TIME…..ENJOY IT!
I remember the first time I made this….I walked up to my oldest, who was then a lil guy, and said rather somberly….”alright (long pause) it’s ready”. It took him awhile to get to the table that day but when he did….RELIEF, EXCITEMENT, AND A QUIRKY SMILE!
AND FOR EVERYTHING ELSE…..THERE’S MASTERCARD!