Thursday, June 10, 2010

Frances, just like Gia.

Did you read the Frances books when you were little? You know, the ones about the little creature (I think porcupine- I googled it to no avail) that was so sweet and only wanted to eat bread and jam.

Until that was all she had eaten for nearly a week!!?! Suddenly, left out and sad she wanted to eat other things. And her family ate soft boiled eggs from egg cups?
Well, Mimi brought us egg cups. Growing up, I was enamored (primarily because of my mother) by the details of illustrations in children's books. What the house looked like, the coat Madeline wore, the tree house Miss Suzy ate her nuts in, the egg cups France's family at from, and always pined to do things just like my favorite characters out of books. Fortunately for me (and now Gia) my mom (the beloved Mimi) always tried her darndest to make those pictures in books come to life for me. She continues to do the same for Miss G. What fun.

And in case you were wondering, it is true. Soft boiled eggs from egg cups...really are that much better than just a plain soft boiled egg.


La Vida Cocina said...

Well, I'll be. Someone else who loved the Frances books as I did! Frances is a badger, FYI -- but I can see how you would remember porcupine (the fur looked sharp!). I LOVE these pictures and the fact that you pursued life experiences to emulate those of children's books that inspired you. How absolutely lovely! :)

Cathy Flores

Tonia said...

I loved those books, too! I think what you're doing is great and very important. Sometimes parents try to make their kids grow up too fast and don't let them really be kids. You know what I mean? I love my sister but sometimes she tries to make her little ones act like grown ups. You're letting Gia explore & learn as she goes and creating memories she'll remember forever. How cool is her mom?!?! :)

I am Trish Marie said...

We have that book! It's falling apart from me reading it as a child.

Wishing we lived closer to each other, because you would probably humor me by going along with my book adventure days. I like to read stories to the kids, and then do some related activity.

jz said...

Mimi is the lucky one!!! Love my girls and love sharing the little things..

Laura said...

Before I became vegan, I LOVED soft boiled eggs in cups with soldiers. I ate them both frequently in Paris and London. Such a great treat!