And who am I to deny them a little creative endeavor in the kitchen? Hey maybe some day soon I can just sit in the recliner, watch tv, and they'll make ME lunch! (A girl can dream, right?)
They picked out their own bento boxes, colorful inner containers, and snacks, which consisted of grape poppasicles (frozen grapes), smashed bread cutouts, peanut butter and jelly (for Ro) or just jelly (for Ree), some Kashi cereal (for Ro), and string cheese. All I had to do was open the tough jelly jar and take a few pictures.
They did a pretty good job, in my opinion, and had a lot of fun. And (more importantly) it took them about 20 minutes to put the bentos together. Which meant 20 minutes of peace and quiet. Yeah!
Ro left, Ree right, deliberating over their choices:
We had to stop for a brief time-out after Ro disfigured one of the little cups:
They thought that rolling out the bread was sorta like rolling PlayDoh:
It required extra-serious concentration to get that jelly just right:
Ree's bento on the left, and Ro's on the right. And I clearly have no earthly idea how to correctly photograph sequins. I swear they were all facing the same way and looked perfectly normal to the naked eye. Oh well, I guess I have no future as a disco photographer.
Ree said "Ooooooooooo, dis grape is so cold... yook mama, I make dee cold face!"