Donna and I are frequent happy hosts for our granddaughters (ages 3 and 6). It’s “a sleepover at Nonni & Popi’s.” It’s usually a Saturday evening. Which means Japanese food (which they love) or pizza. And a “movie night.” Last Saturday, it was “The Lion King.” It’s always a delight. Sunday morning it’s up and off to Church and Sunday School and then – shhhhhhhhh – do NOT tell our daughter — we go to McDonald’s for lunch. Then on the drive home, we “get lost” allowing our granddaughters to guide the car (“left” “right” “straight”) until we have no clue (wink wink) where we are.
One of the activities that I will often employ for a Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning is the “Taste Test.” I prepare by purchasing various Knudsen’s organic juices (cherry, blueberry, pomegranate, grape, apple, or whatever). And we sit at the table with 3 or 4 little Solo cups each with a splash of different juice. We then taste the offerings. And try to discern what it is we are drinking. And what our preferences are. And why. Pomegranate juice always prompts a wrinkled nose. We’ve done the same with different fruits and (yuck) vegetables — with eyes closed. There is no tiring of the taste test. It is always fun and our granddaughters never know just what Popi has on the menu 🙂