Eat your crickets! They’re GOOD for ya!
(For more information on why the heck we’re eating crickets, please see my previous post. Thanks!)
When I was in high school French class, my teacher was preparing us for our trip to France, and giving us some great advice. Monsieur told us to take in the country with all five senses. He told us to eat different foods, savoring different tastes than what we were used to. So I visited a perfumerie, a patisserie, a flower market, and smelled as many scents as I could. I purchased a cassette tape (yes, that tells you how old I am – approximately) and listened to French pop music. I pet the street dogs of Paris who roamed into the open-door cafes. And, of course, I saw as many new and incredible sights as possible . . . and took almost as many pictures.
I did all that, and I’m glad I did. And now I’m a forever fan of crusty French baguettes, L’eau de Temps perfume, Jean-Jacques Goldman’s songs, wet pup noses, and the bright white glory of the Sacre Coeur.
I encourage this sort of five-senses tourism with my children when we vacation some place new. I also encourage it in the classes I teach.
This week, I happen to be teaching Bible stories to young children. I always try to include a little snack and music, as well as pictures, and often, scents that help them remember the story and/or feel a stronger part of it.
So, I’m off to our local hardware store (of all places), where, I have been told, I can buy fried and flavored crickets.
Because we’re learning about John the Baptist, and he survived on insects while he lived and preached in the wilderness.
Submerge yourselves in life, folks!