After the start of what seems to be another long dinner last night …
M3: I have an idea Mom!
Me : Finish your food.
M3: Mom, let’s have a SLOW EATING CONTEST!
M3: Yeah, SLOW EATING CONTEST. This is how it goes… all of the people will sit down and eat, and the first one to finish eating will be the loser.
Me: Uh huh. You still have to finish your food. Look, I’m finished eating.
M3: Get it Mom?
Me: You mean, I get to be the loser ?
M3: (smiling) Uh huh.
This morning, Ama approaches M3 with a stern face.
Ama: M3, I heard you were not good at dinner last night.
M3 (hurt innocence) : I was GOOD.
Grandma (frowning): No.
M3 (proudly smiling): Ama, I was the winner of the SLOW EATING CONTEST yesterday. Mom was the loser !