Thursday, March 11, 2010

Making Things Fun

It's important to me to keep things fun around here. I find that if I can laugh and joke with the kids that they are more apt to be respectful, help me out when needed and it makes home a good place to be. You don't have to be a grumpy, mean mom to get what you want out of your kids!!!
I thought you might get a kick out of trying this little April Fools day trick that I pulled on the kids last year. A couple of times a week I make a special after school snack. It usually just sits on the counter all afternoon (since our kids all get home at different times). Here's what I did.

I put sponges in a cake pan, frosted them and put sprinkles on them, then I tried not to giggle as I watch each of the children try to cut a piece. We refrosted and resprinkled after each child tried to dig in. It was more fun as the day went on because by the time the last person tried to get a piece of cake the whole family was in on the trick.



  1. I love that! I may just have to try this on my little ones.

  2. Super cute idea and very original!

  3. Someone did this on my birthday with a block of styrofoam. I licked the delicious buttercream off anyway.

  4. Good old Grandma faye! I've gotta try this one this year!

  5. Ha, that is so funny. I'm gonna have to remember that.

  6. What a fun idea! Come share it at my party: Thursday's Treasures!!

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