Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sunshine for Dinner

As I was setting up the meal tonight (a kid-friendly but bland color palette of macaroni and cheese, carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, and corn) I was feeling oh-that-so-familiar mommy guilt of "there should be something green on this plate." Spinach, perhaps? HA! Then it occurred to me that instead of complaining about it, I should make it a positive thing. So when I put the foods down on the table I told the children that we were having a meal that was all the colors of the sunshine: red, yellow, and orange. And as I served it I asked them, what kinds of sunshine would you like? And they ate and ate and filled their tummies up with sunshine and it was a marvelous meal.

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