Girls Write Out
Monday, July 31, 2006
And you think you never learn anything on this blog. I beg to differ. This weekend I learned of the ten top foods that are supposed to help my brain.

Yes, there IS hope for this woman!

My husband took a class this week for educators. He comes home Friday night and we go out with our daughter and her family. They have three precious (and beautiful, I might add) little girls. Hubby is sitting across from the six-year-old at the table, and he asks her if she wants to learn what the 10 best brain foods are.

Hey, the excitement never ends in our family!

Well, you know how people are when they just get back from a conference or class. They’re all excited about what they’ve learned (picture Odie of Garfield fame). Okay, so he says to her, “The first one is yogurt. Pretend you have a cup of yogurt in a package and pour it over your head.”

Okie-dokie then. We stare at him. She plays along. Then he says, “Number two is blueberries. Put one in each ear.” She pretends to do so. Then he says, so what are they? And she goes through the routine with the motions. “One is yogurt, two is blueberries.”

I have to say here, I’m thinking this is kind of cute so by the time he gets to number three, I decide to get in the game. “Number three is nuts. Cup them in your hands and start munching.” We do so.

Have I mentioned we’re in Pizza Hut?

“Number four is spinach. Pretend you’re a captain and put spinach leaves on your shoulders where those shoulder thingies go.” Okay, so he says whatever those things are, but well, I’ve forgotten.

“Number five is salmon. Pick up the big fish and slap him on your belly.” To which I respond, “Why?” He gives me a pointed stare and snaps, “Just do it.” Somebody needs some patience food.

“Number six, bananas. Pretend they’re on your hips.” I failed to mention that by now the middle child has joined us in the motions and so has my daughter.

“Number seven is--“ and this is where our son-in-law comes in—“brown bread. Stick them under your bottom and sit on them.” Okay, now our whole table is getting into this. And I’m not sure but I think the table next to us is leaning in and I’m almost sure I saw the couple tucking under some brown bread.

“Number eight is olive oil. Rub it on your legs.” We do so and I’m beginning to feel like a scrubbed chicken.

“Number nine is broccoli. Grab some broccoli and stuff them between your toes.” Hey, I wonder why the pedicurists haven’t thought of that?”

And finally number ten is tomatoes.” Throw them on the floor and stomp on them. I want to yell “Food Fight!” But I refrain.

We run through the routine again.

So there you have it, the secret to brain power. Yogurt, blueberries, nuts, spinach, salmon, bananas, brown bread, olive oil, broccoli and tomatoes.

I only eat like maybe one of the group, which might explain—oh, never mind.
Diann Hunt  
posted at 9:10 AM  
  Comments (9)
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At 10:25 AM, Blogger Katie Hart said...

Yes, but how does this explain Popeye and Olive's stupidity? ;)

At 10:49 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Hi, Katie! Just goes to show you need to eat more than one from the brain food group. ;-) Popeye OD'd on spinach. There's just something unnatural about that, don't ya think?

At 11:03 AM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

LOL, Di!

Good to know these foods. I eat almost all of them. Not too much on the spinach because I don't think of it.

Tell your hubby thanks!


At 4:28 PM, Blogger CHickey said...

Thanks for the laugh!

At 8:58 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

How super cool! But tell your dh those foods don't work. I eat everyone of those, nearly every day. ;o)

At 8:25 AM, Anonymous staci wilder said...

This was so funny! Your family sounds delightful! Whether or not the grandchildren ever eat the entire list, they'll no doubt always remember the way their grandfather TAUGHT them the list! So cool...

At 10:17 AM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Your family sounds like so much fun!

At 12:45 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Okay, Ane, that's just depressing. I brought home a boat load of spinach and salmon, both of which I hate. It's back to the IQ of Napoleon Dynamite. Sigh.

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Rhonda Gibson said...

Laughing, Di

You are a hoot! I like the brain food group, if nothing else we all got a wrinkle in our brain from learning the list... now if only we could put that wrinkle to good use and it would work... Can't hurt to try it... hehe


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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