Recently, Dateline did a little thing on their show called “My kid would never do that!” The point of it was to get children into situations where they would be tested to act on the knowledge they were told by their parents or not. (This situation was talking to/helping a stranger.) The parents of the child, as well as the TV host, sat in a trailer on the next street over, while the child was walking along the other road when a stranger (the actor) stops them. Let’s see what went down:
Let me just say that every parent thought their child would do the right thing-but they didn’t. It was kind of funny actually.
Case 1: A boy is selling something on his stand outside. The stranger approaches him in a truck of video games, with a giant light up screen of Minecraft, one of his favorites. When asked if he would like to see the inside of the truck, the kid obeys, and eventually ends up inside, playing a new game. Meanwhile, the mother is in tears, watching her son disregard everything she’s ever told him about going anywhere with strangers. The man closed the door of the truck and the kid was still inside, oblivious, playing his Minecraft.
Case 2: A kid and his brother are lured by a man asking them to help him put some stuff inside his truck. The smaller boy climbs right in to help, while the older, more cautionary one, keeps one foot outside the car while attempting to help. The stranger asks the younger one to come all the way inside the truck and close the door to help him, and he does just that, and while the older brother starts doing something else, the man drives away with the kid. Again, the parents of these children were in tears, watching the irresponsible brother be a bad role model for teenagers everywhere
Case 3: I’m too tired to write another one. All I have to say is…eat some of this and you’ll be hyper enough to help me write Case 3.
Quote of the Day
“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” ― Aristotle
Word of the Day
Opsimath (n.): a person who learns late in life (The question is whether Paul underwent such a system in his youth, or whether he was born an opsimath.)
1/2 cup + 6 tablespoons coconut milk, canned
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-3 tablespoons date sugar
-1/2 tablespoon date syrup
-1 teaspoon cornstarch
-2 tablespoons almond milk
-2 tablespoons almond butter
-1 tablespoon coconut butter
-1.5 tablespoons toasted almonds
-1.5 tablespoons toasted coconut
Whisk all the ingredients (except the last two) in a microwaveable bowl, and put it in the microwave for one minute. Remove from microwave and whisk the contents of the bowl again, until the cornstarch is not in clumps anymore. Put this bowl in the fridge for a couple hours, until the mixture is completely cold. Then put it in an ice cream maker and churn according to the directions on there. After this, freeze the ice cream until it is solid, and put in a powerful blender to make a soft serve consistency. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, then just skip to the step where you put the mix in the freezer, and then blend it once solid. Serve right away.
Makes: One cup
Nutrition Info (per half cup):
Fat: 18.9 g
Carbs: 14.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fiber: 1.9 g
Sugar: 10.1 g
Protein: 3.3 g