I took my kids on a spontaneous and unplanned trip to visit my family on Sunday. It was a gorgeous day and we had a wonderful visit.
My grandparents came over and we all enjoyed sitting outside and watching my kids play with each other and with Uncle Daniel.
I think the most fun I had was when my mom got out our old popcorn popper. It’s a big orange dome and you put in oil and a few kernels and turn it on. A metal arm turns to keep the kernels moving. Those few pop and you know it’s hot enough so you add in the rest of the kernels. Then it pops and pops until you have a big bowl full of popcorn.
My kids had never seen popcorn like this. We live in an age where popcorn comes in flat little bags that go in the microwave. They’ve eaten popcorn. But there is definitely less magic with a bag of microwave popcorn.
They didn’t know what the kernels were. We kept everything very secret and let them experience it for themselves. When those first few kernels popped, my kids lit up! I have fond memories of this same popcorn popper and loved being able to share it with my kids.
We had bowls and flavored salts. There were many mouths to feed and my kids loved the entire experience.
When did you first have popcorn? Do your kids enjoy popcorn? What about the stuff you make on the stove, have you tried it? What fun things have you seen in a new way through a child’s eyes?