How many of you have heard a child say that? “I’m full. But can I have a treat?” The answer the adults usually give is that if the child is too full to finish their dinner, they are also too full to eat something sweet.
However, I don’t think that My People would have that same thought, even though they never have something sweet after a meal. But on Friday I was out in the field to plant corn, and before we started we ate our picnic lunch. I, along with most of the others, had “tô”, the corn meal mush that they normally eat. However, some of them had rice, which they consider as more of a special food. When I said that I was full, they said, “Ok, now you can eat some of our rice!” So I ate my fill of “tô”, then was allowed/expected to eat rice, too. What would have happened if I had really stuffed myself with the “tô” and hadn’t been able to eat the rice? I’m glad that I still had a little bit of room, even after being “full!”
See, they accept being full and then eating more of something yummier. Kids, feel free to come out to My Village and use that line, and see what kind of answers you get!