I mean, come on! This thing looks like it's giving birth to demon baby tomatoes - they might be organic demon babies but still, I'm not eating it.
Andrew Henry said cut the demon part off and he'll eat it. It's probably fine on the inside. This sent my brain into one of those jumping around connecting strange things it does sometimes. I remembered a post the ever insightful Debbie, from Inspired Design, wrote the other day about labels we unintentionally might be giving our children. That post reminded me of an article my daughter told me about. It might have been an article, or a book, or a speaker she went to see - you never know with her (or my memory). We'll just say article for now.
Anyway, the article talked about how we address little girls. We so often address them via their looks. We say things like:
"Oh, aren't you pretty"
"Don't you look pretty"
"Your hair is so pretty" (or shoes, or dress, or ribbon or eyes etc.)
Yet, we rarely address little boys this way. We don't comment on their looks or their clothes. Why is this?
I realized right away I was so guilty. I've been working on it but it is often the first thing that comes to my mind. Let's try and shift the focus to what they're doing or what they are thinking about, what's inside them. That's where we want their focus right? That's where we should all be looking first. So, if the 3 people that read this post try, and maybe even they tell one person each to try, we just might get somewhere.
I'm still not eating that demon tomato.
Would you eat that thing?