Giovanni Lucifero has one of the coolest names I've ever heard. He also paints pictures. This still life of fruit is one of them.
For the past few days, I've been helping out T.H.'s aunt and uncle by watching their two boys for a few hours in the afternoon. This is actually pretty cool as that I rather like both of the kids, and they seem pretty fond of me too, so it's all working out pretty well. At least, it keeps working as long as I play soccer a lot.
Also, this has proven to be a bit of a learning experience for me. Growing up with four sisters and not having any children of my own means that pretty much what I know of kids is pretty much of the girly variety, so it's been interesting to find out what little boys will have absolutely no truck with whatsoever (singing rounds is out, just so you know.) But there's other differences too, and this is chiefly seen around snack time.
Case in point: My dad often joked that he was glad to have five daughters instead of five sons, because five girls collectively ate as much as one boy. What I have discovered in the past two days is that he was not exaggerating when he made this crack. In the past two days, I think these two have put away more food than I did back in the entirety of 1989. These kids can eat. Particularly the younger one, who I think may be gearing up for a growth spurt or seven, because he's packing food away like he's going to wake up two feet taller tomorrow morning.
Luckily, the younger kid is easily steered towards fresh fruit and yogurt, so his snacking has been of the healthy variety, but still. Kid ate so many strawberries and bananas today that I was nearly convinced he was going to explode into fruit-stuffed bits all over creation and was rather surprised when he didn't. But it did give me an idea for today's post: fruit-themed hats.
Hey--I gotta go with my muse.
First up is this strawberry-and-cream themed summer hat, which while it may be lacking in actual strawberries, it certainly makes up for in fabulous color.
Keeping with the "and cream" theme for the moment, next there's this buoyant blueberry fascinator, complete with little blueberries sprinkled on top.
And just because I like things in threes, here's a peaches-and-cream themed fascinator.
And that's it for the "and cream" stuff, I swear.
...Okay, yeah, this cherry fascinator does look like it follows the "and cream" thing too, doesn't it. Well, that wasn't intentional; I just thought it looked pretty nifty, what with the black netting and all.
But seriously now, this last hat? Has absolutely nothing cream-like about it:
After all, Prince never sang about a raspberry-with-cream beret, now did he?
...And now I've got that song stuck in my head. Hopefully you do, too, so I won't have to suffer alone.
See you Friday!