While we were in Ocean City last week, we went to Hooper’s so the guys could get crabs one night. Jack was also very excited about getting crabs. He kept saying, “I love crabs! I can’t wait to have crabs tonight!” This is the same child who doesn’t like chicken or hot dogs or bananas or jelly on his pb&j. But he was thrilled about going to get crabs.
As soon as the waitress brought the mallet and the tray of crabs, Jack was ready to start pounding away. Unfortunately the art of actually getting the crab out of the legs requires a little more finesse than Jack possesses. Much to my surprise, he did eat a couple of bits of crab and said that he liked it. I think it was just taking a little too much time for it to get in front of him.
But when Daddy and Pop Pop were done with their crabs, Jack and Casey did a fine job pounding the bodies to bits with the mallets. And that made for one of the most fun meals they have probably ever had!