As much as I love cool, rainy days, they aren't really a friend to mothers of young children. By nine o'clock you start counting down the minutes to quiet time and another countdown begins for when daddy gets home.
I might as well confess, for those of you who don't already know, I'm a bit of a chocoholic. And basically, the only thing worse than a long, rainy day stuck inside... is a long, rainy day stuck inside with no chocolate in the house.
My thought process went something like this:
WHY IS THERE NO CHOCOLATE IN THIS HOUSE!??!
Oh wait.... don't we have a few cubes of melting chocolate left over from Christmas on a top shelf somewhere in the kitchen? WE DO!!!!!!
But what would I do with it? Eat it straight? I'm not quite that desperate... Do we have any pretzels?
No... dang it.
Wheat thins don't seem like they'd do the trick...
WE HAVE ANIMAL CRACKERS!!!
Believe it or not, Madeline was totally game with dipping her favorite snack in chocolate.
We sorted the broken crackers from the whole ones, talked about the different animals and had a really great hour just being together.
Most importantly, we both made it to quiet time and neither of us threw a tantrum :)