Mary has declared she is going to buy an apple cutter for Xavier. He likes an apple for an afternoon snack. I admit it. I was suspicious of Anita Johnson’s apple cutter a few years ago when she put it on the counter at the lake. That contraption looked like more trouble than it was worth Now I have 3 of them. Well, really only two of them. One at the lake, one in Calgary and one is broken although I just can’t bring myself to throw it out.
To give praise, the apples taste better to kids when the slices are uniformly perfect.
I can only say one bad thing about my apple cutter. Using the cutter has lowered me to the task of selecting only perfect apples at the grocery store. I buy them so that they will sit on the kitchen counter securely – no tilting to the left or the right. A less than perfect apple, and I press on the disk which then slices diagonally instead of vertically through the core, rendering a few apple seeds embedded in each of the eight apple pieces. Now that really doesn’t work.
I also believe in teaching children to cut their own apples for snacks.
I recommend starting them with a very dull paring knife.