For some reason my children have taken to trying to cram food down my throat. Maybe it’s because, while I make sure they are fed I often forget to eat. No, I have no eating disorders. More like a time disorder – not enough time in the day to do it all. The other day my son(7) brought me a…..um….concoction…..that’s the best way I can describe it. He called it a smoother.
I was even more skeptical as he explained how he MADE this smoother.
Glop plain yogurt into a glass (1/3 full)
Add a strawberry, a few blackberries, and 1 maraschino cherry.
Pour in milk to thin it a bit (about 1/3 glass)
Squirt in a (un) healthy dose of chocolate syrup, yes, it’s the HFCS laden brand I am trying to finish up before making my own.
Stir and Serve.
Imagine my shock when it actually did taste good…..a lot better than it looked considering my uncoordinated 7 year old made it.
He then proceeded to make “smoothers’ for everyone. He skipped the berries for R (5), opting to add a little orange juice instead of milk and plans to add banana slices to hers next time. He then popped them in the freezer for 2 hours. The end result was a nice slushy yogurt drink for lunch.
Sometimes it isn’t such a bad idea to let your kids loose in the kitchen. Just hide the knives and all other sharp objects.
Today I am join Look What Mom Found…and Dad Too for Kids in the Kitchen.