Monday, June 23, 2008

how to pleasantly shock your children

Okay, you are going to need:

* a very busy day

* a crowded store

* children who are tired and hungry

* a bark collar for each child

Very funny, I know. But don't act like you haven't thought of it before.

Imagine the look on your child's face as they come to the breakfast table, hair askew, eyes still puffy and jammies rumpled, and you lovingly offer them a Popsicle for breakfast. I don't know how this will go over in your house, but let me tell ya, my boy nearly killed over in amazment.

Tovolo Popsicle Molds are available on Amazon. They have a variety of shapes available. The flower petal pops are soooo cute and girly, you must order some, if that's how your family rolls.

Around here, homemade Popsicles are the best thing since sliced bread. I blend up all kinds of goodness and freeze it into pops. The boy doesn't seem to care that they are yogurt/juice/berry pops instead of high fructose corn syrup/benzoate/sulphite. If it's frozen into the shape of a rocket, it could be asparagus flavor for all he cares. Well, asparagus might be stretching it a bit, he does, however, love to eat frozen peas, not unlike a little koi fish.

My next batch will be yogurt/berry/granola blend. A true breakfast treat. There are lots of recipes online and most of them are fairly healthy.

It feels sooo good sometimes to say yes, instead of no, not that, no, not for breakfast, no that will rot your teeth. So when the little rodent stumbles down the stairs for breakfast these days I say, sure Thom, you can have a Popsicle, would you like a cookie to go with it?

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