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Wanna hear the cutest name ever given to a toilet paper tube octopus with cheerios for eyes?

Octopus Prime.

We did letter O the other day and for letter O we made the octopi out of the tubes (it's totally easy, they get to paint the tube whatever color they want, then snip strips halfway up the tube and curl them around a pencil to be the legs and just to emphasize O, we glued cheerios on for the eyes and mouth.) and one thing I usually do when we make an animal or really anything with a face is to ask what its name will be.

Octopus Prime may well be the best octopus name ever given by a four year old to an art project. I love it.
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[livejournal.com profile] eternal_chimera knows what to send me when I need saw d'aww.
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About a month ago, I posted this.

I'm upping the ante a little. Behold.


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If they drizzled it with sauce, and added little fangs, it would look like my own stripey lap-warmer. I'd have to be pretty hungry to eat it.
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And maybe more things should be.


Ok, I found this: Bentolicious

And it’s adorable. Even on the ones where she’s almost apologizing for how quick and simple they are because she slept late or had to hurry or whatever. And I’m just looking at them thinking that it would take me days to make anything that fancy. Forget just getting up and making it, I would need a week in advance to be ready to turn out anything this cute and/or tasty. I mean look at this!

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She made little layered animal faces! And, and cut little stencil shapes into the cucumbers! And the carrots are flowers! And the orange already peeled!

Then there’s me, slapping two pieces of bread around some meat and being happy as a weasel in the henhouse. If you want to get fancy, I’ll add a handful of Tostitos and a spoonful of cottage cheese. Ahhh. Cuisine.

But seeing this makes me think that I should take more time and make everything beautiful. Food as an art form, instead of something to be shoveled down to keep the engines burning, just think of it! Why couldn’t everything be given this kind of care, this attention to detail? What can’t everything be made precious and beautiful?

But then, I know the answer. I’m lazy. Very lazy. I’m also working full time and taking classes part time and sick as a dog at the moment. And none of those precious bento boxes change the fact that all I really want for dinner is a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup and that will come out of the Foreman grill and a can, respectively. Mmm.

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