Jan 9 2012
Last Friday, we published Mayim Bialik’s adorable and touching post about making a “fruit face” for her sick 6-year-old son. This Monday, we are pleased to announce that Kveller has gained exclusive rights to a photo of the actual fruit face made for said son. Kindly erase from your memory that stock photography fruit face we used in the post and replace it with this, Mayim’s ultimate fruit face. Thank you.
Jan 6 2012
Miles is sick. Just a cold, really nothing big or bad, thank God. But he’s 6. And being sick when you’re 6 and feisty is a combination of novelty and opportunity, I suppose.
When I was a child, I didn’t mind being sick. I got to stay home from school, eat foods not normally eaten, and spend time with my mom. These were all good things. Fun foods in our house were ginger ale and white rice, and sometimes a little chocolate. My mom said it was good for an upset tummy. I needed to believe she was right!
Since we homeschool, sick days don’t involve missing school per se, but they do involve fun foods and extra time with both me and my husband, who is home with our boys when I work. Here’s the conversation I had with sick Miles yesterday morning:
“Miles, I already made you miso soup and toast with [vegan] butter and jam. I know you asked for porridge but that’s a lot of carbohydrates. So let’s pick a fruit or vegetable.”
“Miles, it’s winter. I don’t have watermelon.”
“Ummm. Cantaloupe.” Read the rest of this entry →