UTENSIL: useful tool or implement
Son: “The kids who buy their lunch at school get fancy utensils.”
Son: “Well, I think they’re fancy…but I’m a little unsure because they are also plastic and plastic isn’t very fancy.”
Me: “What is it that makes them fancy?”
Son: “Well, they look like a spoon but they ALSO have pointy parts like a fork.”
Oh, to discover the “spork” for the first time. There is nothing as endearing as the innocence of children. I can hardly wait to show him our titanium backpacking sporks. They are going to blow his mind!