Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Everyone Likes to Dye their Food!

While I have lived with Kara, Madeline, Brett, Sarah and Amelia we have made a lot of baked goods. One of the common features of these baked goods is a strange color by added food coloring. We've had blue cinnamon rolls (a few times), red cookies, yellow cake always ends up strange colors and many other colorful foods. At one time, I even said that, "not dying your food is a crime." So when I was babysitting and I found out that Audrey also liked to dye her food I was very proud.

The first day I watched her, she wanted yogurt which is her favorite snack. But she wanted it purple. I thought it would be a Trix yogurt that came prepackaged as purple. But no, she had a normal white colored vanilla yogurt. She pointed to the cabinet to show me where the food coloring was and we put it in. She thought it was great, because it dyed her tongue.

A couple of weeks later, I used this technique to get her to eat something healthy. She wanted gold fish or something for snack but I told her that if she ate fruit we could dye it different colors. She picked a banana and I put on a few globs of blue and red and told her that it would mix in her mouth to make purple. This seemed to excite her and she quickly ate a few bites of the disgusting looking banana, then ran to the closest mirror. It actually did seem to work, her tongue looked purpley so she was thrilled.

Audrey loves Dora the Explorer. She has watched many episodes and has some Dora toys. When we went to the store she put some of the things Dora likes to say into action. I told her all the things we needed to buy which included fruit, yogurt, milk and cereal. After I read the list, in Dora fashion she said, "When you see milk, say milk!" When we got to the dairy section I told her that I saw the milk we needed and I got a couple of gallons. At that point it was almost too bad she didn't sing the "We did it" song.

1 comment:

  1. Even 3-year-olds know that not dying your food is a crime!