Isaac made frosting for cupcakes and we’re spreading the leftover frosting on graham crackers.
Dean asks Ike, “Did you put lemon juice in this?”
“No,” I answer for Ike. “I told him it was optional, and he opted not to. Ike, lemon juice doesn’t make it lemon-flavored, it just makes the frosting taste better. It gives it a nice tang.”
“Tang!” says Dean. “That gives me an idea.”
“Oh, no, Dad,” says Ike. “Remember when you put Tang on toast? Ew.”
Mabel says, “But Ike, you like to dip toast in Tang.”
“But not straight-up powder!”
Dean says, “This is different.”
Ike says, “Don’t add it to the frosting, Dad.”
Dean says, “I’m not. Just watch.” He sprinkles Tang powder on top of his frosted graham cracker.
I say, “If that was actually good, somebody would have discovered it by now.”
Dean says, “A lot of people have prejudices about Tang.”