Saturday, July 9, 2011

the perils of pretty food

I am very fortunate in that my girls love raw fruits and vegetables with no sugar or sauces whatsoever.  So it's a normal occurrence that I peel a carrot to go along with Lydia's lunch.  But on this day, I noticed the pretty ruffly lettuce for our salads - it looked like a fancy dress to me...  I grabbed some toothpicks from the drawer and a bit of broccoli for hair, and voila - a "Veggie Lady!"

Lydia was delighted.  Photos and video had to be taken of Veggie Lady.  Then I said "Okay, now you can eat it!"  "NOOO!  I can't eat Veggie Lady!!!"  Never mind that she's made of healthy, delicious food that Lydia normally loves - now she's too PRETTY to eat.

sigh - should have learned my lesson when they wouldn't eat the heart-shaped sandwiches...

3 comments:

luckyone said...

That is so neat... and so Lydia, I can just see the expression on her face when you said to eat veggie lady. She is a sweetie and so is my Lizi.

Sue said...

That is too cute and so what my granddaughter Chloe would do. I love kids and their joy in such simple things.

sue said...

Hi Kim, I hope all is well. You haven't posted in a while and I always look forward to your post. I am going to pass your blog address along to my DIL she is a Pastor's wife too and a Pastor her self and I think she would enjoy all the things you have here as she became a stay at home mom a about a year and a half ago. Anyway I do hope all is well, been thinking of your blog and you are in my prayers that God is blessing you.