Sure, there are other fruits in the bento. But it's all about the pear. As A-chan got out of bed this morning her first question was, "Is there a tiny pear in my bento?" Obviously the orange slices, cherries and apple bunny are just there to make the pear look pretty!
Pears aren't as photogenic once they have been cored so I waited to do that until after taking the picture. Coring ensures that there are no classroom casualties when A-chan runs into a seed and tries to spit it out at the speed of light.
Even though there is no school next week I'm still planning some excuses to make bentos. I have some wild ideas for a Fernbank Museum visiting bento!