Saturday, August 3, 2013

"Magic" Rice Krispies

Yesterday, my darling little boy was up  before his big sister, and when I say "earlier" I mean at approximately 6:45. Remembering that my darling little princess usually sleeps until 8:00-8:30, this meant that little buddy was going to need a "snack" before breakfast.

Little Buddy likes Rice Krispies, so I poured him a small bowl, added a bit of sugar (because without a bit of sugar, Rice Krispies are a bit bland - ok, a LOT bland), and topped it off with a bit of milk. A few minutes later, he had abandoned the half-eaten bowl to push a barstool over to the cabinet where I keep my baking supplies (not quite sure what the fascination is that my children have with this cabinet) and he brought me the red sugar sprinkles that we top cookies with. I thought about it for a second, and said, "Ok, sure, why not?" and I sprinkled a few sugar crystals into his rice krispies...  he was fascinated by the red sugar crystals and went back to eating his now-red/pink rice krispies.

I wonder what he would do if his Rice Krispies were blue? or green? hmmm ....

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Laundry Confessions ...

It's been a LONG time since I've blogged,  and while I've got several topics I want to do (and pics to go with them, even!) extra time has not been plentiful lately...

Time for me to be really honest ... I struggle with folding laundry and getting it put away. (Might have something to do with adding 3 children to the family, then again, who knows why)

My previous method to make sure that the laundry got folded and put away was to dump it on my bed as it came out of the dryer. That way, I had to fold and put away the laundry before I went to bed! While this works great in theory, the problem is that, often, there was still laundry piled on the bed until after sweetheart got home from work. While this doesn't bother him, it drove me crazy because I was trying to accomplish all my housework/laundry before he arrives home from work so that our evenings can be "family time," not "chores time."

My latest solution that I'm trying and is working so far ... no more laundry on my bed ... instead, I fold it in the kitchen and sort it on the kitchen table... since I'm in the kitchen a lot more throughout the day, it drives me crazy to see laundry stacked in my kitchen, so I put it away! And, since it's on the kitchen table, I have to put it away before we can eat dinner ...

I guess I'm tricking myself into getting it finished earlier, but, hey! You can't argue with what's working!

How do YOU get this accomplished?