Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Green Eggs and Ham

Every morning, when the taxi comes to take my son to school, Kai climbs in without saying a word to the two girls who are already onboard.

They are very friendly girls. Usually, they are chatting away with each other, and they sometimes will say something to me. But Kai always ignores them. And that is not unusual; he rarely initiates conversation with any child.

Earlier this week, I opened the door of the taxi and the two girls were talking about what happened at school last week. One of the girls had been away so the other was filling her in on what she missed.

Suddenly, Kai burst into the conversation. He told the girl who had been away that she missed Green Eggs and Ham. I had no idea what he was talking about.

The first girl said something about the book, but Kai jumped in again to say that he wasn’t talking about the book. Rather, he explained, a member of the staff had made green eggs and ham for lunch.

I was startled that he spoke to the girls.

But then again, you don’t get green eggs and ham every day.

When I came in the house and told my wife about it, she said that Kai had asked her to make green eggs and ham. So he was thinking about it a lot.

That evening, Kai couldn’t wait to help make it.

He helped scramble the eggs.

And season the eggs.

And he even enjoyed eating it.

I do so like green eggs and ham!

Yes, it was something to talk about.


  1. What a cute story!~ the photos are adorable! And what a nice surprise for you to get to see Kai interacting with the girls. I always love it when I'm pleasantly surprised by something like that....little ordinary things that others take for granted but we marvel in it for the miracle that it is. Every little baby step should be celebrated! Yay! :)

    1. Yes, we definitely don't take things for granted that so many others do. Thanks, Betsy.

  2. Who would have thought that green eggs and ham would have been the ice breaker!

    1. Ha, I never would have guessed that!


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