Little Lauren, don't you know? You need to some fruit to help you grow. Apples, bananas, and grapes are yummy but fruit of the spirit is for more than your tummy.
One of our favorite books is by Mindy MacDonald and is called "9 Fruits Alive". I immediately thought of this book when we got the newsletter from Lauren's preschool that said this Tuesday would be Fruit of the Spirit day. I panicked a bit because I didn't have a fruit costume and everyone was supposed to wear something "fruity". I figured I would work on it but then we went to Monterey for the weekend and I didn't think about it again until 4:30 am Tuesday morning. It was one of those "Oh SHOOT!" mornings. All I could come up with was an apple hat made out of felt and batting. So, I plundered around in the dark and found what I needed. When the girls woke up, I started sewing. Lauren said she liked it but, of course, refused to wear it. Her teacher was dressed as a bunch of grapes and I saw only one other kid dressed up...he was a pear. Other than that there were a lot of teachers wearing hats with fake fruit hot-glued to them. So, it would appear in the future, I shouldn't worry too much about Lauren being the only one not "fruity" enough. I still think it turned out cute though.