Saturday, July 3, 2010

How We Eat Our Corn on the Cob

We had corn on the cob tonight for the first time this year. I don't know if how a person eats corn on the cob has anything to do with personality or temperament, but here is how we tear it up:

Dan - He starts about 1 inch in on the left and eats until about 1 inch before the end on the right. It seems measured somehow because he eats centered in the middle. The ends are left and he moves on to the next ear.

Me - I start on the left and make my way down. When that row is gone, I move on to the next and down I go again until I reach the end. I need to eat every kernel on the ear or it really bothers me.

Kaitlyn - She starts on the very left of the ear and chomps across until she reaches the end on the right...repeat until the whole ear is gone...every last kernel...very particular...with *a lot* of salt.

Landon (the funniest to watch in my opinion) - He looks the ear over and bites in where ever he chooses. After that bite, he looks around again for another spot to bite. His ear ends up looking like a patchwork quilt, eaten and uneaten squares everywhere. He doesn't have to finish the ear he just stops when he feels like it and asks for another.

Collin - He bites and bites hard. He bites the very tip off the ear. It's surprising to me that he even likes corn on the cob...the husk can't taste good. He, like Landon, eats away with no particular plan or rhyme to his madness, but it seems like every other bite he gets a chunk of husk.

How does your family tear it up??

1 things to add:

Kimmie said...

Hmm, I think I am random (but thorough)...
Simenesh, she loves corn ...she devours it any way she can...nothing left but a very bare cob.

mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted