Why wasn’t I told that convincing a small human to eat requires enormous creativity?
I am a consummate constructor of food monsters. For some reason, known only to a toddler or preschooler, anything shaped into a monster may be eaten. Boiled egg? Boring! Egg monsters? Delicious.
(she ate most of the egg monsters before I could take a picture)
Foods named eggs and toast? Yesterday’s news. Foods named “eggs in a nest?” Something new!
Food presented on a plate? Blah…push it around with a fork. Food presented in an egg carton, altoid box, cupcake liner, cookie cutter, or any odd container? Gobble it up.
The egg carton is Norah’s favorite lunchbox.
Of course, for those truly artistic souls, aspire to true bento genius.