If you miss my previous posts on food art, you can see them here, here and here. I’ve been taking enough photos of our growing food art collection to share a few more with you today.
Grape stems are a great medium for food art. Here are a few masterpieces we came up with:
The grape and bean dog
Food art: grape and bean dog
The happy grape man
Food art: happy grape man
The run-for-your-life grape man
Food art: run for your life grape man
If you go to Olive Garden, you can make Batman out of one of their breadsticks.
Food art: Batman with Olive Garden breadstick
Hey, Mama, what’s for dinner? Fishsticks. Check!
Food art: fishstick check mark
We found this awesome Yoda watermelon head at a birthday party we went to. If you know a Star Wars fan, you should try it.
Food art: Yoda head made with watermelon
Finally, I found this photo online the other day and thought it’d be a great addition to this food art post. For this last food art creation, I present you nature’s masterpiece: the duckmato.
Food art: duckmato
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There are always plenty of interesting conversations going on at the house. Here are a few of them grouped under the theme “animal mix-up”.
Son #2: “I can run really fast. Faster than a dolphin!”
Me: “I bet you can!”
I think he’s got to refine his animal analogies…
The other white meat
Son #2: “If you eat turkey, you eat pig.”
Son #1: “No, you eat turkey!”
I guess that’s what happens when I serve turkey bacon to my kids without explaining that it actually comes from a turkey.
Me: “Did you know the female peregrine falcon is larger than the male?” (reading a sign)
Son #2: “You’re LYING!!”
Sorry, son, the truth hurts more than the lies sometimes.
How to confuse your mom
My kids and I enjoy playing the 20-question game, when one of us picks an animal and the others ask yes-or-no questions to guess the animal. It was Son #2′s turn to pick an animal for us to guess.
Son #1: “Is it an insect?”
Son #2: “Yes! Actually, it’s a reptile.”
Me: “Is it a bird?”
Son #2: “Yes!”
Can you guess it’s quite a challenge to play this game?
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Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve had a Goofy Monday edition, and it’s not for lack of materials. I hope you enjoy this selection as much as I did when I heard it the first time.
What color is your underwear?
If you want to know what color my panties are, just follow me when I take my kids to a public restroom. You may hear this in the stall next to yours.
Son #2: “Hey, you’re wearing pink underwear!”
My kids ask me for privacy all the time, but they sure know how to invade mine. :-)
Old Navy sweetheart jeans
Son #2: “Look, you have pockets on your butt cheeks!” (putting his hands on my jeans back pockets).
I bet some people would like to have pockets right there, so they can easily insert those butt implants.
What do mammals have in common?
Me: “Good morning. What do you want to eat for breakfast?”
Son #2: “Mama, I can see your udders!” (lifting my PJ shirt)
Wow, that will teach me to talk about mammals and breastfeeding with my kids.
It’s Pride Parade at our house!
Son #2: “Woohoo, I just came out of the closet!”
That’s what my kid said as he burst out of the closet all naked and started running around the living room. I swear I didn’t take him to see the San Diego Pride parade a few weeks ago! And believe it or not, he really, really likes girls. But that’s for another Goofy Monday.
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If you’d like to see my contribution to the latest WordPress weekly photo challenge on ”fleeting”, check out my nature photography website post, which ranges from animals (including a very cute baby koala) to plants, to skies.
You’ll notice this week’s edition of Goofy Monday has a theme. A pretty dirty one. Life is like that sometimes. :-)
Son #2: “Mama, do you know they have disgusting sex at Michael’s?”
Me: “They have what???”
Son #2: “Disgusting sets. Like gross science experiment sets.”
Me: “Ah, OK.”
Phew! I guess it’s time I cleaned my dirty ears…
Son #1: “Mama, what’s under there?”
Me: “Under where?”
Son #1: ” Haha, you said underwear!”
Don’t you love kid humor? Especially when it goes wrong, like what happened right after that:
Son #2: ” Mama, what’s under where?”
Me: “Haha, you said underwear!”
Son #2: “Grrr, not fair!”
Fortunately for him, he’s gotten better at this joke since then.
Prince Charming kisses the princess
Down and dirty
Son #1′s class writes stories every day. The theme of the day was “If I had a castle”. XYZ is the girl who sits right next to Son #1 in class. Apparently she was writing about a princess and her prince charming.
Son #1: “Mama, XYZ wrote something very inappropriate in her story today.”
Me: “Oh, really? What did she write?”
Son #1: “I can’t tell you. It was VERY inappropriate.”
Me: “Like what? Kissing?”
Son #1: “No, WORSE than that!”
Me (starting to worry): “I don’t know then. Just tell me.”
Son #1: “She wrote about… MARRIAGE!!!”
Well, he’s right, marriage IS a lot worse than kissing!
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What rhymes with Cupid?
It’s another edition of Goofy Monday! Did you miss it last week? I sure did. I hate it when life gets too busy… But don’t worry, the hilarious comments and conversations with my kids have been piling up. There are so many, I’ve done a terrible job at keeping track them all! Here are a few I managed to jot down right when they happened.
Warning: this post is rated R for some crude language…
Reminder: Son #1 is almost seven. Son #2 is five years old.
What rhymes with Cupid?
Son #2: “Mama, what bad word rhymes with cupid? It starts with S.”
Me: “A bad word that starts with S and rhymes with cupid? Hum, I have no idea. Sh…it???”
Son#2: “No, Mama! Shit doesn’t rhyme with cupid. It’s stupid! You‘re stupid, Mama.”
Well, I’ll have to admit, I think I deserved that one.
How do you spell…?
My kids love to ask me for words so they can spell them out all the time. I do the easy ones for my youngest and the harder ones for my eldest. One night, they were in the bath when we were doing this exercise and this is what happened.
Son #1: “That one was too easy. Give me a really hard word.”
Me: “OK, how about shampoo?”
Son #2: “Oh, I know this one! (looking at the shampoo bottle) It’s spelled S-U-A-V-E!” (big grin)
That kid is going to be such a great prankster when he grows up!
How to bug your mom
Me: “OK, here are your snacks and drinks. Anything else?”
Son #1: “Oh yeah, how about this, and this, and this, and this?”
Son #1: “Haha, we just want to disturb you. Just kidding!”
I think he’s begging for me to get back at him for this one. Do you agree?
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