Don’t Play With Your Food

My Momma always told me
“Robbie, don’t play with your food.
It’s silly and it’s childish
And it comes across as rude.”
But Momma’s famous sayings
Though quite lovely, were not right—
Like “Crusts make hair grow curly
And “You can’t eat eggs at night.”

So when I’d finished college
And I rented my own house,
I cooked up some spaghetti
Stirring quiet as a mouse.
I got some crunchy breadsticks
And some beans that had been stewed,
And then, with glee and glory
Made a sculpture out of food!

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36 thoughts on “Don’t Play With Your Food

  1. Haha this is so funny and so true. Don’t you love the way our parents, (who were probably told by their parents) gave us such silly advice in the most serious voices. I remember being told to eat all my carrots as they help you see in the dark. Well I am now 58 and have been eating all of my carrots, and I can honestly say I don’t think this is right, because not only can I not see in the dark, I can hardly see in the daytime too, unless I have my glasses on, which have nothing to do with carrots! 😜

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