In case you are wondering who this guy is, let me fill you in! As you may have gathered from the title of this blog, "Meet Ethan Cromer",this is who I want you to meet... Ethan Cromer. Ethan is a 7th grader in Facedown Student Ministry
( www.facedownstudents.com ) at our home church in Thomaston, Ga. Ethan is homeschooled and very smart and witty. He is on our drama team at church and does a fanastic job! He loves to play paintball, and I hear he's darn good, although I've never had the priviledge to be invited to play along with all the "fellas"... no, I'm not bitter...
I think the funniest thing about this guy is that his daily diet consists of chicken and ummm.... chicken... and a few select other food choices... and I mean A FEW...and you better just forget vegetables! I always look forward to having him join us when we go out to eat, so I can quiz him on what foods he likes, or dislikes. My favorite quiz time was when I was eating one of my favorite foods... fried okra. As usual, I asked what he thought of fried okra, he almost immediately gagged at the thought of me eating it. Soooo... what did I do? I dared him to eat one tiny little piece. He quickly lost his cute little smile and his faced turned very concerned. His mom and dad, Greg and Emily, who are good friends of ours, and his brother, David, were there with us and assured me I was wasting my time. So, I figured I'd play the "Casting Crowns card". I know he is a fan of the band and that he keeps up with the blog, so I told him I'd blog about him, picture and all, if he ate a piece of okra. It was quite the show watching him get the nerve to stick that miniscule piece of okra in his mouth. He really could have swallowed it like a pill, it was so small, but he chewed it like a champ and [eventually] got it down, however the several minutes afterward were quite funny as well, as he would randomly shutter at the thought of what he had just done!
So, here's your blog, Mr. Cromer! My new goal in life is to get you eating vegetables one tiny dare at a time! Get ready for some broccoli!
All you readers out there, leave a reply and give Ethan some of your own food dares! C'mon!