Background and art note: Gertrude (5-year-old girl) and Linus (2-year-old boy) are eating their dinner. Both children have chicken noodle soup for dinner. A pot of it simmers on the stove. Gertrude sits in a regular chair while Linus is stuck in a high chair.
Linus picks a carrot out of his soup, and throws it on the floor. Art note: he uses his fingers.
Gertrude: “Linus, don’t play with your food! Use a spoon.”
Art note: Linus picks up broth with his spoon and dumps it onto the floor.
Gertrude: “I can pick up your carrot, Linus. But I cannot pick up your broth, because it is a LIQUID.”
Gertrude: “Without a spoon or a bowl, it spreads out.”
Art note: Gertrude scoops up his spilled broth with a spoon.
Linus: “No broth!”
Gertrude: “If you don’t like the broth, eat the other stuff.”
Art note: Gertrude tries to help Linus eat only the solid parts of the soup with a spoon
and it’s not working.
Gertrude: “Linus, let’s see what happens if you eat the soup with a fork.”
Art note: Linus puts his fork into the soup and lifts it out. Only solid items are on the
fork, as the broth drips back into the bowl.
(page 2 of 6)