|It's a good thing my blog doesn't rely|
on my stellar photography skills ;)
At around 10:00 pm, the kids were still wide awake (Eli fell asleep in the afternoon, and napped for an hour... which meant he wouldn't go right to sleep at bedtime). We decided to take them outside and let them do sparklers. I've always been scared of those things, because I can remember my little brother Nathan having to go to the emergency room when we were kids from a spark going into his eye.
Not to mention how short the stick that you hold is! It's easy to get burned. So I was super excited when I saw this idea on Pinterest--poke a hole in the bottom of a Solo cup, and stick the sparkler through. It will protect the kids' hands. My kids had a blast, and blew through two boxes of sparklers in no time at all.
This morning, I woke up to more thunderstorms. I actually love thunderstorms, so it was kind of nice. Last night in bed, while it was storming (and later when people we setting off fireworks), Jerry and I talked about how cool it would be to have a glass ceiling so we could watch the storms and fireworks. Then I realized it would probably feel super hot like a greenhouse, so we nixed that idea ;)
I went to get a few groceries today, and I saw something at the store that I was tempted to buy:
I started measuring out sugar by the teaspoonful into a glass, and asked Noah and Eli to tell me when to stop (when they thought I got to the right amount). Noah told me to stop after three teaspoons. Eli guessed eight. When I showed them the amount, I was hoping they'd be shocked and decide "Oh yes, it IS bad for you!" but they both said simultaneously, "Can we eat the sugar?"
LOL, total sugar lesson fail.
I guess I can't expect that to work on them if it won't even work on ME ;) Show me the amount of sugar in cookies or ice cream, and it doesn't make me want it any less!