Saturday, August 21, 2010
Real Food in the Play Kitchen
So what really happens to all the real food the boys take in to their play kitchen? Do they eat it? Do they bring it back to the sink when they are done? The answer to both of these questions is NO!
For some reason Luke is obsessed right now with real things. He has a real wallet; real old driver's license, credit cards and business cards; real non-working cell phones; keys and now he wants real food in his play kitchen...despite the fact we have two cubbies FULL of plastic play food. Pretend just isn't good enough when you have an imagination as vivid as his!
From time-to-time I let Luke eat a snack in the play room at the bar on his Bistro Grill. I assume that when he brings his plate out empty and puts it in the sink that he's eaten all his food. Well...you know what the say about assuming!
Take a close look at the picture above. You will notice blueberries, french fries and cheeseburger meat all covered in a fine layer of fluffy white mold. MmmmMmmmm! Looks appetizing, doesn't it! I have no idea how long it had been in there, but needless to say we've had a long talk about the limitations and shelf-life of real food.