Monday, November 17, 2008
Clever clues from crabbyanne
1. Never bring homemade muffins for a preschool snack. Especially if they have extraneous weird substances like blueberries. Stick with the easy, cheap Goldfish crackers and raisins, which were way more popular than those homemade muffins, even after careful refinement to find the kind most kids would eat. (Mini buttermilk spice muffins with NO fruit, nuts or other crazy lumpy additions, if you want to know.)
2. Don't waste time hand-sewing felt circles on your child's cat costume to make it look like your actual cat, Jasper, when it will be covered up by a sweater and coat because it's too cold. The important cat signifiers are ears and tail. Not carefully sewn on felt circles that no one can see. Particularly when your child tears off her costume in a mysterious frenzy to be naked in the living room, in the middle of the day, for no reason, causing aforementioned carefully sewn felt circles to rip off.
3. Don't buy Safeway's new store-brand "green" dishwasher soap. It leaves a greasy film on kid's plastic cups, requiring them to be handwashed after being washed in the dishwasher. Yucky.
4. Fall: leaves, pumpkins, Halloween, cider. And every weekend ruined because at least one person in our family has been sick or traveling. Fun times!