Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Love Potion

My daughter asked me this afternoon if we could make a love potion. I cringed inside and immediately responded with "ummm, no, I don't think so" It was a knee-jerk reaction, one that was based on pure instinct and self-preservation. I could just imagine my kitchen with juice, sugar, spices and whatever else the kids wanted to add to the potion, spilled all over the floor. "Please, mommy!", my daughter begged, blue eyes sparkling. I decided to suck it up and let them do a love potion after all. So we gathered ingredients into  plastic cups, got everything together and headed to the patio. There they spent a whopping ten minutes mixing up their potions and loving every minute of it. Sure, it was short-lived but my kitchen was spared and I got a teeny bit of peace and quiet. So sometimes you have to be creative and give kids their way while still getting yours!
How do you steal a little peace and quiet??

1 comment:

  1. Haha that's funny! How'd she get that idea in her head?