Each year I struggle with finding a semi-healthy snack or treat to send with the kids to school at Halloween time. This year, I found an idea that included wrapping juice boxes in tape with googly eyes… Mummy Juice! Brilliant and clever, right?. Right. Just as long as I realize that I am not the one who is brilliant and clever.
Zaffron: Mom! This is such a cool idea.
Mgazi: It is, Mom.
Me: I know, right?
Zaffron: I know you didn’t come up with it on your own. Was it Daddy?
Me: Wait, why would you think I couldn’t come up with something like this on my own?
Zaffron: Don’t take this the wrong way, Mom. It’s just that this is such a creative idea.
Me: Hey! I’m creative all the —
Zaffron: It was Daddy, was it?
Me: No, it wasn’t Daddy.
Mgazi: It was probably Daddy.
Me: It wasn’t your father.
Zaffron: Hmmm. I wonder who is was… Can you pass me a googly eye?
In the end, I didn’t admit to anything — too insulted to think my children would consider my husband more creative than me. He doesn’t have a crafty bone in his body (unless duct tape is involved).
The little stinkers did call it though. Of course it wasn’t my idea. I don’t have time to be coming up with original crafts! I have a family to feed, cats to ignore, mystery goo to scrape off the floor!
I don’t have time for this crap! That’s what Pinterest is for!