“Kids Don’t Like Mushrooms”

August 24, 2008

Dear Declan —

This morning in the middle of brunch at the Whitney (Museum of Art, Sarah Beth’s downstairs, highly recommended), you pronounced, “Kids don’t like mushrooms.” You said it patiently, over-enunciating, slowly shaking your head, as if you were talking with your three year old son.

This is something you have starting doing lately — making grand proclamations about the habits of your tribe (kids), usually in an effort to negotiate something. This morning it was your desire not to eat to the mushrooms in your mother’s fritatta.

I am looking forward to further teachings, this week, on the ways of your people.

xo, Dad

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