Still Life With Apples, Paul Cezanne

My kids have always been really good eaters. They’ll pretty much try anything once. They’re a lot like me in that regard (which is why I’m currently doing the Weight Watchers program). However, I’ve often thought they didn’t get enough fruits and veggies in their diet. I’ll be honest, I’m all for letting them have a snack 30 minutes before dinner if it’s a handful of grapes or some carrot sticks.

One day after a grocery store visit, a came home with such a large abundance of produce, it wouldn’t all fit in the refrigerator. The resourceful gal that I am decided to pile the apples and pears in a wicker basket and leave it on the counter top. Ah! Space-saving and aesthetically pleasing!

What I noticed over the next few days was interesting. The apples and pears disappeared at a much faster rate than normal. Hmm. I thought I might be on to something.

The next morning, I took the grapes out of the fridge and placed them on the counter for the day. The were gone by the end of the day.

The “out of sight, out of mind” adage certainly seems to hold true here. Now, most of our fruit has a prominent place front and center – and replenished often!