Where does butter come from mummy?

The other week we were lucky enough to get a delivery of the entire Yeo Valley Organic range  and the children helped me unpack it with great excitement. When we came to the butter, there were two types; hard and spreadable. This caused some confusion and required explanation. Something which basically consisted of me saying that one had additional vegetable oil to help make it less solid. I have absolutely no idea whether this is true or not, but at 2 and nearly 4 years of age they were easily convinced.
Then came the next question: But what is it made of?
‘Err, Butter?’ I tried my usual deflection tactics hoping that they would wander off.
‘Is it from a butter plant?’
“No, it’s from cream which comes from milk, which is from a cow’
‘I thought milk mainly came from mummy’s’
‘No, that’s special mummy milk’ Digging hole deeper, I quickly return to the original question
‘Butter is the product of cream when its been mixed about a lot’
And so I attempt to explain how to make butter using our toys to illustrate:
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10 Responses

  1. Grumpyish Mum 15th March 2011 / 9:49 pm

    Lol! That is both genius and hilarious! LOVE the photos 🙂

  2. Sally 15th March 2011 / 11:26 pm

    It's posts that this that make me remember you're a scientist.

  3. ANB 16th March 2011 / 1:02 am

    So funny! Both the questions they think of and the clever illustrations!<br />Maybe you could sell the idea to Yeo Valley for their next advertising campaign? 🙂

  4. Alex 16th March 2011 / 9:19 am

    Hurrah for Playmobil 😀

  5. English Mum 16th March 2011 / 11:48 am

    That is absolutely fabulous. Bravo!

  6. WelshMum 16th March 2011 / 9:43 pm

    I love this, it is superb. It looks like you guys have such fun in your household!! 🙂

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