kids “help” in the kitchen

I hide mixers like I would rat poisin from Rex.  We have been cooking and baking a lot lately, but sometimes I don’t want the “help”  ( Cut to child screaming, “I wanted to crack the egg, I wanted to crack the egg.”)

Here was very simple little exercise in cooking and economics with my kids ( note my slippers.  Could I be more white trash?)

I was making a pound cake and playing beat the clock yesterday.  Must- get -this-done-before-Rex-sees-mixer.”  If he sees it then he wants to do stuff and I’m worried about his little fingers going in the kitchen aid, and keeping track of who put in what last.  Plus, putting in baking powder does not have the same cache as 1) cracking eggs or 2) pouring in sugar.  The latter because he snatches some back for himself.  Then he and Vivien fight over the chairs they are standing on and I think, hmm, what’s a matter with buying a box of factory made cookies?  Oh, that’s right I’m giving them a great childhood memory.

Recessionista: Energy Vigilante

Perhaps ‘recessionista’ is outdated. It should be Economic Restructurista! Or, Wealth-stolen-from-middle-classista? Hmm, have to work on it.

Even before the “troubles” I had hippie tendencies. But now it’s even more important. What with the planet melting and fortunes melting as well.

So, here again, I have provided another helpful guide to saving money. It’s not all about comedy. This is serious.

Recessionista: Hair

This is the first in an occasional series here on cool mom. What is a recessionista? It’s thrown about a lot these days. I think it’s a person who is still trying to be as stylish and joyful as they were when they were fully employed, their house wasn’t underwater and they thought they had a retirement fund.

Now, sometimes, my “take aways” don’t work. But, oh, well, laughs are free.

Let me know your recessionista tip and I will try to work them into another vid.