Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Sneaky Tip...

So, it's coming to the end of naptime, the kids could wake up any minute, but you haven't had your snack yet. You know, your special nap-time, quick-there-are-no-kids-around indulgence. Ok, if you don't know what I'm talking about, I admire you. I don't know quite how you make it through the day, but I admire you. Really.  Anyhow, for those of you who do know what I'm talking about, I came up with a brilliant little trick. Observe. From the outside, it looks like a normal, healthy, boring jar of peanut butter. (Ok, I had this weird feeling that I was being disrespectful when I called peanut butter "boring". Peanut butter is kind of like a part of our family.) 

BUT, on the inside.... (and we all know that it's what's inside that counts.) 
Peanut butter mixed with chocolate chips and cornflakes!!!!!!  Yeah, bud... that's what I'm talkin' about. So, you're munching away on your hearty-yet-delightful treat, and in walks a drowsy child. "Hello, child! I'm just sitting here eating this... see... (holding up jar). Nothing interesting, really." The kid doesn't even give it a second glance, because after all.. it's "just peanut butter".

Ok, the only problem is, if your kids are like mine, it could get complicated. My kids would see the jar of peanut butter and say, "Could I have a spoonful?" which could be bad... if I wasn't prepared. But that's why you make your little goody glob in the bottom of the OLD jar of peanut butter... and have a NEW jar of actual, plain old peanut butter waiting to feed to the children.

The REAL problem is when your husband walks in, picks up you jar of "peanut butter", looks inside, and starts eating it. Yeah, I haven't figured out how to fool him yet.... I'll write another post about that if I get any brilliant solutions.... (sometimes you do have to resort to hiding in the bathroom...)


  1. I know just what you mean! I think I will try the "throw-some-goodies-in-almost-empty-pb-jar".

  2. we are sounding more and more alike all the time...


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