Kaitlyn is five years old. She makes her own foods, if allowed, and even makes her own recipes.
Kaitlyn has two brothers who like to eat. Sometimes, she even acts like their mother. They take her actions in stride since she is, their baby sister. At her birth, they welcomed her like a princess from story land.
She has a room all her own – decorated like a castle. Her bedding has the shadow of a princess-in-waiting. Subjects line her room: doll-babies sleeping, some alert, others huddled together with and without clothes, awaiting their beautician. Animals sit and some stand guard. A wiggly white Bichon puppy curls on her lap. Cars set ready for take off. Tin soldiers are on alert. Her music keyboard stays ready to sound the processional, transposed by Kaitlyn’s own rendition, at a moments notice.
When company comes to visit, they must be aware of where they step, lest the scattered subjects lying over the floor become disabled. Such lack of concentration for her kingdom would overwhelm her, for she is very fond of her dispersed courtiers.
Over in the corner is her kitchenette where she happily prepares food for all her court.
Today, she is glad to share with you two of her new devised recipes she printed and attached to her mother’s refrigerator door.
(Kaitlyn drew pictures for her ingredients.)
Kaitlyn’s # 1 Recipe:
1 cup and a flower
1 cup and an egg
7 cups and pepper shaker
1 cup of flower
1 cup of eggs
7 cups of pepper
Bake till done
Serve, but DO NOT EAT
Kaitlyn’s # 2 Recipe:
1 knife for “kutting” up
1 spoon for stirring
1 Glass, miniture umbrella, and straw
Cut up popsicles
Stir in the bowl
Put in glass with umbrella straw and drink.
(Editor’s note: Penned by a five-year old future chef.)
Patrecia Gray is a member of the Point Pleasant Writer’s Guild and grandmother to Kaitlyn.