When we go to Costco, we often buy “rib fingers” in the meat section. Rib fingers” are “beef ribs,” and they are sold in bundles of 40-centimeter-long sticks of meat.
Each piece of meat is the size of a snake, so it is very satisfying to eat. In the morning, the family makes an important decision: “Tonight we’ll each have a rib finger,” and the whole family looks forward to dinner. It is such a luxurious food.
Takeh, my son, also loves to eat this meat. In the past few months, he has started to eat chunks of meat as well, taking advantage of the fact that he now has enough teeth to chew his food.
I believe that even children are weak if they only like hamburgers and meatballs, so I watch my son’s bold attempt to eat chunks of meat with great confidence.
However, if my son likes this kind of meat, our family budget will have to pay more for food.
Giving him a piece of meat makes his meals more peaceful. Takeh is very happy to have his favorite food, and parents can eat and talk slowly while Takeh chews and chews his way through the meat.
He chews and chews the meat, which is difficult to chew, and after squeezing the juices out of the meat, he spits the meat fibers onto his plate. This is because it is still difficult for him to swallow.
His parents are worried that if he doesn’t get it into his stomach, he won’t be able to fill it. But he is no longer satisfied as he continues to chew until his jaw hurts. He even smiles.
Maybe it’s not a good idea to allow a child this luxury. Afterwards, he shouts, “An apple!” and asks his mother for an apple for dessert. She wants to refresh her mouth, which is sticky from the fat of the meat, with an apple.