Most of our April Fool’s Day passed without prank or pratfall, although I will say that I found Cheryl’s comment about the rubber-banded spray nozzle to be priceless. I just didn’t read it to my sons.
I did, however, put together a topsy-turvy meal that was a heck of a lot of
work for Mom fun for the whole family.
The main dish was the reason that my kids would even eat dessert: brownie “burgers” on Betty Crocker “buns” with a side of sugar cookie fries.
(Oh, and don’t forget the kiwi pickle or the dyed frosting condiments.)
Joe won the award for the most delightfully clueless comments—a running string of remarks that had his little brother in stitches.
First came, “This tastes like cake.”
Then, “I am not going to have dessert.” (This after eating the entire burger as is, which pretty much made his already nauseous mama even sicker.)
“I stink of beet.”
(Joe is ten. You must forgive him.)
A tip of the hat goes to my friend Cathie B. and to Family Fun magazine for all the inspiration. (Here’s another link if you need it.) You could do this meal on any occasion, really—for a birthday or just for fun. Kids just love playing “opposite”…
…and moms, I know, love all the work. ; )
Ad Jesum per Mariam,