Chicken Doodle Soup
Well it's not and, yes, I did mean Chicken Doodle Soup!
Chicken Doodle Soup is one of three sets of paper placemats for kids that they can doodle on and I think they are genius.
I love to doodle, I've not met a kid yet who doesn't either and these doodle placemats will satisfy that doodling urge whenever it takes hold - it's ok, we're allowed to think outside the box and doodle AWAY from the dinner table.
The genius part for me is the sneaky grown-up'ness of them.
They can be used to encourage children to come and sit nicely at the table before dinner and engage in some family 'chat', rather than not arriving until their food arrives and just launching themselves at it and leaving immediately after.
They can be taken to restauarants that don't provide drawing packs for kids - at some point grown up restaurants with kids become a necessary assault course for all families, at least they are if you don't want to be eating at Macdonald's or Pizza Hut for the rest of your lives!
What do you think - genius or gimmick?
I vote GENIUS!