It is hard to imagine why one might spend any time ‘artifying’ a child’s meal. I think I’ve figured it out. Creativity desperately needs an outlet. Sometimes being a mother just takes up so much time, that other things are squashed right out of your life for a while. That is why I heartily endorse injecting creativity into the mundane tasks in life. Not that cooking is necessarily mundane. I love it, in fact. But being forced to do something you love approximately one million times a week can take the shine off. Just ask teachers.

I do love to see my children’s little faces light up when I serve them up something like this, but to be frank; I need the entertainment.

Does your food smile back?