Today the Departments of Awesome Parenting and Impossible Cuteness met to squee in delight at the outrageously adorable and elaborate charaben (character bento) lunches created by Li Ming, Singapore-based mother of two lucky sons. Ming began making these exceptional midday meals when her eldest son, 10-year-old Ivan Tey, was having a hard time adjusting to starting school:
'He refused to go to school and cried everyday - he was not used to the longer hours and missed me. I packed him charabens with written messages to make him feel more secure.”
It wasn’t long before her youngest son, Lucas Tey, started asking for special lunches too:
"Lucas saw one of them and asked for one to take to kindergarten and he really enjoyed the attention he got from his teachers and friends. I ended up decorating either their lunch or dinner instead and they eat those at home. They still enjoy looking at what I make and will give comments at times on how I can position certain parts."
Li Ming has now made over 100 delightful charaben meals for her sons. Sometimes her inspiration comes from everyday life and other times share uses ideas suggested by her kids.
Visit Li Ming’s Flickr stream to check out many more of her amazing bento creations.
cards against humanity / thor edition
They say time flies when you’re having fun — and if that’s true, then little girl that opens this video must have been having a lot of it.
(By South Korean illustrator Seok Jeong-hyeon)
Now I’m going to sleep, more pictures tomorrow:)