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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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!ReplyDelete
wow, I just love her! I have to say the fudge pop was well worth it, these photos are awesome. Her expression is priceless.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
It looks like she LOVES it! Haha. These pics are too cute!!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete