Saturday, March 07, 2009

The High Price of Ketchup

In teaching the girls about salvation and how it is freely available to all, Jason posed the following question, hoping to illustrate the contrast :

Jason : « What’s something that’s really expensive ? »
Brooklyn : « Ketchup. »
Jason and Kara : Stunned silence, followed by chuckles and snorts.

Recently Brooklyn and Talia have decided to make ketchup one of the major food groups. In a recent lecture about how it is not appropriate to get up first thing in the morning and pour yourself a bowl of ketchup, I really went off on the girls about how ketchup costs a lot of money and should only be used as condiment. Apparently the lesson must have stuck, as this sticky red paste now trumps computers and cars for the highest price tag.


Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, actually, ketchup (or is it catsup) does carry a high caloric price compared to a typical mustard. However, I suspect your girls do not prepare French's Mustard cereal for breakfast. Which leads me to another foolish question ... was French's Mustard invented in France? Can you even buy it there? [groan] bye - bye...

Justin said...

Haha! B and I are laughing out loud! That is one of the greatest stories ever. We now know what to get a certain neice for her next birthday and really "wow" her with our extravagant spending and rock-and-roll lifestyle.