August 4, 2010

retro astro boy bento


Well, I think this is one of my saddest, whack-job bentos so far (along with the origami one). haha! Today's bento is a super retro Astro Boy! Or Tetsuwan Atom as he was originally named in Japanese. Keira has suddenly changed taste on tv and instead of being hooked on the Disney channel, she switched to the french language Retro Télétoons. So she's been loving watching old cartoons of Batman et Robin, Les Superhéros (Superheroes, remember the Wonder Twins??) and especially old episodes of the original Astro Boy. Or as he's called in french, Astro le robot.

So late last night, I decided to make her bento lunch so I could take it easy this morning. Yeah, not the most healthiest of lunches as I added a bonus snack here. Can you guess what it is? Yep! Sugar powdered mini donuts! Oh I'm a bad mommy. But Keira has been such a great lil gal lately. She even ate most of yesterday's lunch (despite all her grumblings of, "i don't like dat"s). She even ate all the apple slices! The only thing I found left in her lunchbox was the green pepper. Whoohoo!

If you're wondering who the round little dude with the sugared eyes is, you're not the only one. Keira saw the pic above and said, "who he??". lol. He's supposed to be Mr Squeegee, um, minus the squeegee! lol. So basically, this is Retro Astro Boy meets the future?

By the way, last night, Keira had a super meltdown and it was so hilarious and cute, Mr C and I could not stop laughing. Which in turn made Keira scream in place even louder (UUUURGH!! AAARGH!! GRRRRR!!) and made us laugh even harder. Oh my gosh, I shouldn't be writing about it but she was so darn cute. Usually I just want to chew my arms off when she has a 'crise' but last night was hilarious. She had an exciting day yesterday what with her best friend back in town and spending the evening at her house. So a meltdown wasn't unexpected. Wish I'd taken a video.. to show her when she's 16. haha!

14 comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Awww Keira's meltdown sounds funny! The wiggily eyes dude is super cute! Happy Wednesday, Chantale!

kribss said...

your becoming a master bento maker : )

we do the same when kaylee starts one of her "i'm mad fits" she just looks too dang cute not to laugh!

Nani said...

I love your bento skills!!~ This one is so cute!!! ahhh your a lover of the cute meltdowns as well. I feel bad because I do it too but now that I am not alone it's not so horrible.

Lia Chen said...

I need to learn from you now. You are so talented that you will become a bento master in no time ;) Astro Boy is so cute! I wanna hug him now, oh no ... my boy will get jealous LOL :D

Lyndsey said...

You crack me up you're so funny!Your bento makes me smile and I love the story behind it. Of course it doesn't help the tantrum to laugh at it!!! If you video taped it I'm sure she would not appreciate it in the future. :D My daughter would sure give me the evil eye or that teenage eye roll. She hates it when I bring up her tantrums when she was so little!

Thanks for the smile! :-)

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Hello!? I am loving this bento. Just when I think you cannot outdo yourself you come up with retro Astro Boy! I love it.

nath said...

How long does it take you in the morning ? each bento more amazing than the previous one...

sherimiya said...

I love your Astro Boy! I was gonna make him today too, no lie! I even got the dvd from the library yesterday for that purpose...we are so in sync it's scary.. Poor lil' K gets no respect for her cute meltdown! I smile at TS's blustering sometimes too, oops!

susan said...

Chantale this bento is awesome!!! Astro boy is so cute! Paigey and Sean love powdered sugar donuts too.

Chantale said...

Thanks everyone for your incredible comments! Seriously.. what are you all smoking?? lol. This bento is really bad but maybe it's so bad, it's good? hahahaha!

KLT said...

Oh Astro Boy, you made my day! Thanks for the smile Chantal!

Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas said...

Sad? Bad? Definitely not!

I actually love this one! The eyes are sooo cute. I think you did an impressive job, Chantal.

KidsDreamWork said...

Landed here from Sheri's. Love you bentos! This Astro Boy is certainly a cute one! :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

each bento just gets cuter and cuter!! LOVE the powdered mini donuts, YUM! i want some now!