Mother’s Unusual Gifts For Her Daughter – How We Play With Food At The Fair

This past week my daughter and I exchanged gifts. They were unusual gifts, and yes, we did have to buy them, at least I had to buy some of mine.

Our friendship gifts were not what you’d guess, unless you too had a child who needed help with a project. My gift to her was my time, my attention, and my patience… and of course, the cost of project materials.

Her gift to me was her attention, cooperation, perseverance, and her smiles. For a pre-teen these can be extremely expensive.

And our project? It was a completely zen endeavor, having no meaning, usefulness or legacy other than the silly delight it engendered in two hapless souls.

You see it in the picture here. It looks like a contraption of some sort. It’s candy, Jello, and butter-cream frosting on slabs of Styrofoam. Absolutely gross if you think about it. And it’s 10-year-old Lauren’s 4-H Club entry in the county fair competition.

Keep reading for more about how we play with food.

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