I’m not sure the Journal of the American Medical Association will publish this, so I’d better get the news out here. My kids – each of them – consumed 1/2 stalk of asparagus at dinner tonight. Granted, they were told by their autocratic father that they had to, but they ate it without undue fuss. However, not without undue drama.
As each piece crossed their lips the facial contortions would set in. I’m pretty sure Socrates didn’t make that much of a face sipping the hemlock. But with dinner behind them, their faces are slowly returning to normal. They are both expected to make a full recovery.
On a related note, their strategic thinking still seems a bit under par. When faced with “undesirable food”, their strategy was to leave it until dead last, and then cut it up into microscopic pieces, thus prolonging the agony. Of course it made for a better show that way, so I didn’t mind. Consider renting them for your next dinner party.