After dinner, I make school lunches for Cody, Carter, and myself. Tonight was no different. As I was pulling items from the fridge and formulating the lunch menu, Carter walked by. He peeled open the container of sugar snap peas and loudly crunched into one of them. We chatted a bit as I made sandwiches and put them into the lunch containers.
Carter helped himself to another fistful of peas. He called out for me to look at him. There he was jauntily leaning against the kitchen door frame, pea pod held between his fingers as if it were a cigarette. His face was puckered into a scowl, his eyes narrowed and dark. Then he smiled and laughed as he proclaimed himself to be a Vegetarian Thug. The Veggie Thug took a pea puff or two and then chomped off the end of his prop and smiled again. I asked him to recreate his Thug so as to photograph it.