Youngest child turned three years old this day. Spent the morning volunteering with her Early Childhood Family Ed class. I read the same story to her and a few of her friends five times in a row. It was a great hit. The Very Cranky Bear.
Got stuff for her birthday dinner (kid's choice): "forgotten" tofu, Japanese rice (kokuho rose), Teriyaki Nori, sauteed mushrooms and roasted brussels sprouts. Topped off with chocolate cake.
People often comment (based on the types of foods my kids love to eat) that my children will eat anything. This is not true.
They have an equally narrow pallette as any of their peers. They just happen to prefer a number of foods that many children won't even try.
Like quail eggs. And mochi with red bean paste. Tandoori chicken. Garbanzo beans. Salmon. Roasted beets.
We are not, however, very good about having things like this on hand regularly. Which means often we fall back on a more traditional menu: mac and cheese, chili, pancakes, grilled cheese, quesadillas, baked eggs...
If I were one of the Perfect Pinterest moms I would never make mac and cheese from a box. No matter how many cute organic stories there are about bunnies on the box. And my children would always have mostly vegetables on their plate. However, I am not.
Grateful Crap: Three years with this one. Wow.
Volunteered with kids
Ate good food
(did not take meds; still haven't picked them up.) :(
Quaker, teacher, parent,