Good for the eyes, quite literally.

24 Apr

carrots are good for your eyesIt is all four of us, sitting at the dinner table, eating.  Out of the blue, I decide to become chatty, helpful, Healthy Habits Mama.

Healthy Habits Mama: Hey Seabass, is that a tasty dinner?

Seabass: Uh-huh.

HHM: What’s on your plate?

SB: [Glancing down] Um…spinach and black beans and garlic and carrots and tortillas.

HHM: Oh.  Are those healthy foods?

SB: [Absentmindedly] Uh-huh.

HHM: They all help your body in different ways, don’t they?

SB: Uh-huh.

HHM: Like garlic.  Garlic is really good for your heart.  Did you know that?

SB: [Inquisitive-yet-slightly-blank stare.]

HHM: And carrots are really good for your eyes.  They help you to see far away.  Like a super hero.

SB: [Suddenly hanging on Healthy Habits Mama’s every word]

[Pause]

HHM: [Turning to Daddy to discuss something more fruitful] So, did our tax refund get direct deposited into our… [Looking back at Seabass, who has picked up the carrots from his dinner to apply directly to his eyes] NO!  Seabass!! I didn’t mean “good for your eyes” quite like that

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3 Responses to “Good for the eyes, quite literally.”

  1. Marta April 24, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    Can you come to my house and get my kids to eat spinach, black beans, garlic and carrots?!

  2. Grandma L April 27, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    I love their literal minds.

  3. Linda Z May 4, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    I love this conversation… what a wise mama you are! And I love Seabass’ response! So cute!

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