Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Piece of Cake

What do you do when you want to lay on the couch and read a book and the kids will not JUST HUSH FOR ONE FREAKING SECOND? No, really, I want to know. I'm not talking to you, Heidi, because I already tried your duct tape method and it took me three weeks and a whole bottle of turpentine to get the sticky off when I was done. But all the rest of you need to send me your techniques because I am not doing so hot on my own.

Here, see for yourself. Yesterday I let them make a cake out of a mix, which worked out pretty well, except for the eggs and oil mixture spilled on the floor. Actually that wasn't too bad, anyway, because the sticky eggs sort of offset the slippery oil and it didn't look much different than the kitchen floor always looks. And, I made them wash their hands, so I can cross that off the list for the next few days. Plus, need I even mention, now we have cake! WIN-WIN, my friends!

But, still, one does eventually have to wash the batter-spattered bowl, mixer, cups, spoons, floor, counter, and hair, which really cuts into my couch-laying time. So, as always, I am looking for your brilliant comments to help me out. The couch beckons. Seriously, I'm dying here. I already let them watch 'Free to Be You and Me' on youtube 4 million times, and now they are marching around all the time chanting, 'A doll, a doll, William wants a doll!' until I want to yank my hair out by the roots and shove it down my throat. OH, THE HUMANITY!!!!

I'm waiting, people.


Anonymous said...

Well, I give the kids the ultimatum- take your tag reader to your room and read or you are both sitting in time out. I'm mean mommy, I know. :D I'm ok with that for a silent 30 min. of me time. Or, you can buy a trampoline. That's what I did. :D

So, you didn't actually EAT this cake, did you??? ;0 )

C Mike said...

You tell them if they don't hush up you're gonna ask their daddy to cut their bloody fingers off when he gets home.