Lorraine and Eldon especially loved him. She dumped him out of the bucket and let him run... he'd run as fast as he could, right back into her bucket. All the while, Eldon watched and did a happy dance.
I put blankets over the windows in the boys' room, and they add the smells. I'm sure any wild animal would feel comfortable to hibernate there. When we are away from home, and I try to nap them in a bright, cheerful room, well, they just don't seem to want to hibernate.
I'm sorry, but if we really enforced the "no talking with your mouth full" rule, we really would be at each meal for at least two hours. It would take that long for Cook kids to say what they need to say and eat what they need to eat, if they had to do those things separately.
So I consider this multi-tasking.
Its still is not very efficient though.
Maybe we should just find a way to make them eat in submissive silence.
If I thought it were possible.... but I most certainly do not.
1. Bake cupcakes according to package directions. Frost.
2. Hide cupcakes from ants and children in oven on a plastic plate.
3. Forget about cupcakes.
4. Preheat oven for something else later that day. If you used a plastic plate, you will hear it crackling when cupcakes are ready. (If you use something oven-proof, you may not remember cupcakes until you smell burning frosting.)
5. Endure questions from children: "Mommy why did you make the cupcakes hot again?" "Mommy why do they smell like that?"
6. Pitch Em.
I would have said Eat Them, but I've been informed that "atomized plastic" (whatever that is) has been known to cause cancer in the state of California. Too bad. The melted frosting looked pretty yummy.