My 4-year old recently made this extreme request,
"When I get married to A, I want chocolate covered strawberries to eat."
Slightly alarmed. Her future wedding is at least two decades away! She picked out her future spouse from amongst her same aged friends. I've teased his parents but, seriously? If it weren't for Facebook my friends wouldn't date back to before high school.
This request, while initially out there, was converted to a gift for her preschool teachers.
Note: I was hoping for an "eat more fruits" option that did not materialize.
Kiddo washed the strawberries then sorted them into two groups: babies and adults. Those groupings were completely her own. Once dried, I melted chocolate bark and dipped roughly three dozen. I did this after bedtime.
In the morning, my proud child announced,
"I don't like strawberries. I been licking the chocolate off them for you, Mommy."
Well, thanks, sweetie. Thanks so much. Sigh.
Thankfully her father kept the damaged, ah licked, number low enough that we still had plenty for the teachers.
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