Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Posted by Meeta K
You know that you have a cheeky little almost 4 year old on your hands when you feel like you're being taken for a ride. Soeren will be turning 4 soon and at the moment he is going around everywhere, where he sees something he likes, saying "Mum, maybe the birthday fairy will get me this?" or "do you think the birthday fairy will get me this?" or "Can you please tell the birthday fairy, I really would like this?"
Of course this is not just done so dryly. He uses complete body language. I mean you've seen those big brown eyes, right? So, he uses these to his full advantage. Batting those long lashes. Then there is that smile, which in combination with the batting of the eyes really bowls you over. Then there are hugs and kisses and sentences like "You know how much I love you and you are my best friend?" But he already knows that his two killer weapons - eyes and smile - have already worked.
My question - how can a close to 4 year old wrap me a grown 34 year old (and many others in different age classes) around that tiny finger. And how did that tiny little baby that I could cradle in my arms, grow up so fast? Any ideas?
Todays was once again leberwurst ..... nothing could budge him there. But at least I could vary the bread. Wonderful spelt bread slices. Apricots and yellow kiwi as the fruits of the day. To enhance the fruit intake I pureed a few apricots and added some pureed peaches. I know it's fruit but to a 4 year old it's mousse which counts as dessert!! Then I bought these cute looking koala bear cookies that are filled with chocolate cream. Today's treat was a little toy soldier!
The bread stays now that's for sure. I was thinking of something more vegetarian today. How does oven baked bell peppers and a few sun dried tomatoes on some parmesan cheese sound. Instead of the cookies how about a nice fruity cake or tart.