Okay, you thought I was taking a break, but, well, I lied.
I got an email yesterday from my friend Jennifer Satterwhite of BlogHer fame. She and I go way back to the Dark Years (our two oldest were born just days apart, and we spent most of their toddlerhoods baring our souls to each other across a McDonald's playland table).
Here's the deal: As part of a new ad campaign, Rice Krispies is asking moms this question:
"What do you do in the kitchen or around meals with your kids you'd like to share?"(And NO, I don't work for Rice Krispies or TheMotherhood.com (you know that whole thing about me and advertising), but since Jenn is an old friend
Okay, so here's where YOU come in!
We want to year from YOU!
Leave a comment here with something special you do or have done with your kids in the kitchen. Something (the simpler the better) that will inspire us to carve out family time, and to get into the kitchen and around the table as a family again. It could be anything from a tradition, a shortcut, or special recipe, to a mealtime game, prayer, or memory. No, you do not have to be a blogger to participate - this is for everyone! Just a sentence or two is fine.
On FRIDAY (yes, I will be in Jamaica, but who's going to let a little Caribbean come between friends?), I will select TWO lucky winners from the comments to receive a fun prize from Rice Krispies.
WHAT's more, your idea may be selected by Rice Krispies to be highlighted in their new campaign!
Here are some questions Jenn asked me - maybe they will jog your memory, or get your creative juices flowing (read my answers and lots of great comments already piling up here)!
1) What is the most insane creation to come out of your kitchen when you and the kids were trying something new?
2) Do you have any favorite traditions that the kids look forward to doing in the kitchen with you?
3) What was the first "meal" you taught your kids to fix?
4) Any kitchen disasters with your kids?
5) Do you have a nightly ritual with your family when it comes to meal time? If so, will you share it?
I would also like to use this opportunity for us ALL to get to know each other! We haven't done this in a long time, so when you leave your comment, why don't you tell us (1) who you are, (2) how many kids you have and their ages, and (3) something - ANYTHING - that you do that is fun, crazy, creative, meaningful or memorable in the kitchen.
I can't wait to hear from you!