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Saturday, August 8, 2009

 

rainy day fun :: fake cakes


*note :: this post was written a week or so ago. blogger simply wouldn't let me post! i'm so moving to wordpress this fall**

there's been far too many indoor activities going on around here this summer. and though the last few days have been nice we've had to come up with interesting things to do indoors a lot.

this is not fair to the stay-at-home mom who lives in new england. winter is soooooo looooooong. we need our summer to stay sane! i should not be pulling out my bag of "how to survive February" tricks in july. it's just not okay.

here is a little project my kids LOVE to do. i don't do it much because it is a tad on the wa
steful side, but maybe twice a winter i let them have at it.

i give them bowls of rice, cornmeal, flour, beans, pasta and lots of spoons and little pie plates. then i break out the good stuff. . . sprinkles! anything i had leftover from last christmas, they shook and sprinkled onto their "fake cakes." no liquid is allowed for obvious reasons, but sometimes we throw a little play-dough in there. it's great for helping candles stay up in a fake cake.
i do feel badly about wasting food, but they have so much fun doing this, that it seems to out-weigh the guilt. especially on a rainy day when it's rained for 3 days.
what's a mama to do!?

2 Comments:

Anonymous beth - total mom haircut said...

I know. That's how I felt when we had our recent baking session. It's technically a waste, but it sure is fun.

I am sorry to hear that you're pulling all the winter stops in the summer. I've kind of been doing the same lately as it's been SO HOT here. But we're off to the shore tomorrow and I'm so excited. Clearly I should be packing am ...am not.

August 21, 2009 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Carol VR said...

Will anyone be taking over the taste and create.

Perhaps, others would be willing to guest host for a one month stint making the task less daunting.

Let me know, should you consider this an option.

August 21, 2009 at 11:13 PM  

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