Thursday, February 2, 2012

Delicious Distractions


So I may get the worst mom of the year award for this but I occasionally give my daughter ice pops to distract her when I am trying to rush and get something done. It is almost always when I am having people over and I need to quickly finish cooking or I need to clean up really quick.

Is it the smartest thing to do?
Probably not but it always does the trick and I know that I will get a solid 15 minutes of sauteing or sweeping done.

There are some other tricks I have for earlier in the day that don't include edible treats but that 5 o'clock to 7 o'clock time zone usually requires a little something extra.

The other night I was in this exact situation and I decided to give Aubs her first fudge pop. She was such I mess I had to stop what I was doing and take some pictures. I'm pretty sure that the fudge pop is here to stay.


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5 comments:

  1. This kills me. She's the happiest toddler in the world! I certainly don't think you're doing anything wrong, nor are you a candidate for worst mom in the world. 5:00-7:00pm is like the witching hour for toddlers. They get so crabby and irritable. It could drive a mom crazy!

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  2. wow, I just love her! I have to say the fudge pop was well worth it, these photos are awesome. Her expression is priceless.

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  3. Aww how cute - I use ice pops too. It gives me a great amount of time to drain pasta, clean up real quick. No bad mom award for you - unless they are handing our hundreds of them!

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  4. It looks like she LOVES it! Haha. These pics are too cute!!

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  5. Sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Yo Gabba Gabba is my trick around here. I feel a little bad because JC literally becomes hypnotized for about 20 minutes but I need to get ready!

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