We're Cookin' Now!!
Here we see a basket of rhythm instruments, a staple in any good daycare home. In it we have sandpaper blocks, rhythm sticks (which in my teacher's college were called lummi sticks, lord knows why), shakers and rattles of various kinds, bells, castanets. There should be a tambourine, but it's off to grade seven with Emma, being part of a music project. Now, to you and me, this is a basket of musical instruments. Today, for the boys, it's a bowl of ingredients. Ingredients for making Banana Bread. Which, as it so happens, we will probably have for snack this afternoon, given the state of the remainder of the bananas we bought last grocery day...Are the boys psychic? Nothing so exotic. This is their inspiration. Looks just like a banana, doesn't it? It's not, though: it's a shaker. If the makers of rhythm instruments are going to blur the lines like that, it's their lookout when shakers are used for baking. Other ingredients included tomatoes. This is another shaker, fondly known around here as the