Aliens in the Apple

If your daughter asks you for french toast…

Franci 24 Oct 2014 Food Funny things Just life Kids

If your daughter asks you for French toast, then you’ll be tempted to just say ‘no’. It’s a weekday, after all. But then you’ll remember that you want to be more of a ‘yes’ parent than a ‘no’ parent. So you’ll say yes.

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If you say yes, then you’ll remember that you have half a bag of frozen berries in the freezer that isn’t great for smoothies because all the raspberries and blackberries make for a very seedy (literally, not figuratively) smoothie. So you’ll turn the berries into a sauce for the french toast.

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If you make berry sauce for french toast, it will be so delicious that your 1-year-old will want to eat lots of it. She’ll like it so much she’ll smear it all over her hair too, so that her hair won’t miss out on the yummy sauce.

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If her hair doesn’t miss out on the yummy sauce, she will be a sticky monster. The sticky monster might ask you for some french toast!

(And sticky baby monsters are very, very cute.)

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If you know the book If you give a Mouse a Cookie you’d understand the reference of this post. :-)

Comments (3)

Lillian 24 Oct 2014 at 1:47pm

I love your take on life, Franci. Thanks for sharing about being a ‘yes’ Mum and about cute little monster babies. :)

lianahavelaar 24 Oct 2014 at 5:13pm

Thanks Franci, I need that! On my kitchen window: “Someone who knows that in every hard place is exactly where you extend grace, who looks a hopeful child in the eye and says yes, even though she knows every yes means a mess but this is how you bless, who has the courage to keep letting go because she’s holding on to Me.” A quote from Ann Voskamp’s blog; I think the post was titled “God made a mother.” The mother we seek God’s grace to be!

Laurel 27 Oct 2014 at 11:51pm

No, I’m not familiar with “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” - but I can imagine it from your retelling (and Laurelin’s beautiful illustrations) … we’ll look it up!