"Vegetables are the food of the earth;
fruit seems more the food of the heavens." ~Sepal Felicivant
Lunchtime at preschool is also pick up time for many of the half day preschoolers. We usually have older siblings come in and finish up their lunch with the preschoolers while the families and I have a chat. Well, we try to have a chat, anyway, we wind up listening to the children's conversations as well. An older brother was giving the little ones advice on why everyone should finish their veggies.
"So little kids, you guys are going to eat your fruit and veggies, right?" He said pointing at their green beans.
"Yeeee-ahhh." Some said in unison.
"But what about you, little guy?" The brother asked.
"Ew." Said one little one looking at his untouched peas.
"Ew? Ew, what? Those are good for you, but just don't eat natural food." He said shaking one finger in the air.
"Nature-food is bad?" Questioned one three-year-old.
"It is!" Said the sibling, "My teacher told me about a guy who died of natural causes. That's bad, kids."