I posted this on Facebook.
I asked, “Do parents really do this?”
It was posted on the Parents Magazine Facebook page. Upon reading those comments I discovered that yes, parents really do that.
Here’s why I would never.
For one, it means a lot of slicing. I don’t like to slice things. I usually buy things pre-sliced. I’d have to get 4 different peppers and slice them into strips. I’d have to buy cauliflower, wash said cauliflower, and then cut it up. I’d have to buy carrots, wash them, and cut them up. I’d have to have a bowl where the peppers would neatly curve into a rainbow.
I don’t own a bowl like that.
We have large bowls with chips in them. Not chips that you eat, chips in the surface. I figure it gives them character so I have not replaced them.
In the bowl is guacamole. The creative mothers would probably make their own guacamole. I would never. I buy already made guacamole (Holy Guacamole is actually pretty tasty.)
Here is how I generally serve snacks: they are all dumped on a paper plate and handed over, normally in a frenzied fashion because the kids begin to whine and complain that they are STARVING, which irritates me, because they don’t really know what it means to starve.
“Eat up,” I’ll say, shoving the food at them so they’ll be quiet. Nothing is ever presented in an exciting fashion.
I mean, sometimes I do use food coloring for things.
I do make cut out cookies.
But I do not make rainbow pepper bowls.