|Rewards of Martial Arts: The Test Day (Sesame) Doughnut|
Much in the way that the recent Israeli elections signaled to pundits a return to normalcy, so too does today's doughnut purchase mark a return to reason and sobriety: no more over-produced VooDoo frosting bombs, but rather the Sesame taste treat with ample, but not excessive, frosting options.
This morning the son and I reached accord on the number of doughnuts to be purchased, six. The first three are officially mandated by the household (Boston Cream, Apple Fritter, Jelly), while the son, as he was testing, would select another two (perhaps a bear claw?) and the daughter one.
LSS is going out tonight so we will have a 2:1 doughnut-to-person ratio.Other mandated actions include cutting each doughnut into four pieces. The kid testing then gets to choose the first piece as the platter gets passed around the table, each person taking one piece until he/she has six pieces on their plates.
Only after consumption of the initial round of doughnuts can negotiations begin on the remaining pieces.
To deviate from this form would be to invite a dangerous random element into an otherwise placid household that has not witnessed a meltdown for several hours.