Edward drinks a lot of milk in his captivating role as a growing teenage boy. Dr. H told him last week that as a runner, he should be drinking 4 glasses a day which further increases his motivation. So as in most households with kids, we go through a flowing river of this bovine extract. The kids quite often drink it with chocolate syrup which for Maria is a vital requirement for her to let it anywhere near her taste buds. Edward, more of a connoisseur, knows that certain foods, such as spaghetti, go best with white milk. In fact, we have a dinnertime song to that effect.
Last week, I got such a kick out of Ed when he went to the store for me and picked up some chocolate syrup. He said something like, Mom do you know they have strawberry? He said it in such a sweet naive sort of way that I could not resist picking some up for him the next time we went to the store. Another thing I got was a box of soy milk which you can keep in the cupboard until you open it. Before you go thinking we're all going vegan or something, I must add that I had a coupon for a free one, so I told the kids this was going to be our emergency stash of milk. Moo.