A little creativity and comedy go a long way, especially during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Many parents are stuck at home with their kids in these uncertain times, and one U.K. dad decided to bring a little humour to the dinner table for his two children.
BBC reporter Ben Moore took to Twitter on Saturday to share a hilarious video of him pulling out all the stops — including his waiter tuxedo — to serve Milo, 12, and 5-year-old Nancy a very fancy meal.
“So because isolation and going nuts we threw a dinner party for the kids,” Moore wrote in the Tweet.
Dressed to the nines, with a towel over his arm, Moore serves his son a “March 2020 vintage” milk, instead of the typical wine a waiter would offer.
He allows Milo to taste it before serving him a full glass, remarking: “Nice to meet a man with a taste for fine milk, sir.”
“Chicken can be difficult to eat at the best of times,” he says, while helping Nancy cut the meat on her place. “You see, I am a practiced handler of this knife-and-fork malarky.”
The kids clearly enjoyed the show their dad was putting on for them.
“I found it absolutely hilarious and so did my sister,” Milo told Today Food.
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Moore’s wife, also a BBC reporter, thought it would be a nice idea given the family had to cancel Milo’s birthday party thanks to COVID-19.
“We were desperate to think of nice things to do to bring some colour to our day and week,” Ellie Moore, 43, explained. “To have a reason to get smartened up and get out the nice candlesticks and make a special evening really cheered us up.”