In an attempt to keep the kids from missing mommy to the point of regular melt downs, I have come up with a couple of incentives (a.k.a. treats and bribes) that have helped keep routines as regular as usual. Here are two of the easiest treats that we have come up with, both of which have kept daddy's pseudo-sanity.
Ice Cream Sandwiches
|Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches - Perfect Size for Little Ones|
What are the benefits? I get to determine the amount and type of sugar in the ice cream and cookies. And have you seen store bought ice cream sandwiches? They're the size of a Volkswagen. Great size for me, but a little too big for my kids. I really don't need my three year old to consume that much sugar before bedtime. I determine the size of the cookies, and make ice cream sandwiches that are the appropriate size for my kids. And yes, I can pound down about four of them without batting an eye.
Enjoy! And if you happen to see smoke coming from the Chandler, Arizona area in the next five days, know that I probably had a project go awry while my wife was out of the country, and please call the fire department.
Here's to a safe flight home!