Let me introduce to you something in my life that drives me bananas:
This cupboard, filled with plastic sippy cups, bowls, tritan tumblers and melamine plates makes me crazy. Once upon a time, when my children began to eat off of plates and guzzle out of real cups, I went crazy with excitement looking for fun and beautiful pieces that would encourage them to eat whatever I put on the plates. The good news is it actually worked-the more fun and cute the dinnerware was, the more interested they were in their food. Now that their a little older (3.5 and 5) relatively, I think it’s time to introduce them to proper dishes. And of course this would mean I could clean out this cluttered up cupboard already, so win/win.
You know a dish store is fabulous when they have spoon gown in the window.
It so happened in the last couple of weeks that my favorite store for all things kitchen, Fishs Eddy, collaborated with a local children’s music artist-THE Dan Zanes-to create a set of dishes that would be fun for the kids to eat off of AND they are actual dishes!
The fun images of personified instruments worked wonders with the kids… They felt grown-up, were careful with the pieces, and actually ate the entire meal I gave to them on the plates. Of course, I don’t know if this will happen every time (ahem), but I’m happy knowing that they love it as much as I do. And my cupboard will be less cluttered. As someone who deeply cares about cooking, food, and the entire ritual of meal time, I couldn’t be happier to introduce the fun plates to my children’s every day routine. This is a step in their growing that I’m not even a bit hesitant to take.
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I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive a set of Dan Zanes dinner ware for review from Fishs Eddy.