We don’t usually keep Rice Krispies around the house unless it is a rare occasion where we make Rice Krispies treats (which come to think about it should be way more often). But I had a coupon a few weeks ago making them (you guessed it) free so I got some of them with strawberries. Lily had never had Rice Krispies before (outside of the treats-mmm) and so as I poured her a bowl, I told her the cereal “talks.” Her eyes got big and she put her head down by the bowl. She looked up at me and said, “Are you fibbing?”
It was fun watching that moment as her mom. Cause seriously, didn’t we all eat these as a child and lean our head in to hear the snap, crackle and pop. And even if you didn’t do that, who can deny the gooey goodness that is a Rice Krispies treat (my goodness, I might just go make a batch right now). It’s just one of those foods that brings back memories. I can still picture the little cartoon guys singing in the commercials.
Well, Kelloggs Rice Krispies has put together a website, Childhood is Calling, to remind us how important it is to create memories with our kids. They are partnering with Playing for Keeps to help educate parents on the importance of play. I overheard two moms talking yesterday about all the things their kids were scheduled for and I was overwhelmed. I can only imagine how the kids felt. There are some really great ideas on the website of ways to “play” that don’t require signing up for a class and forking over a load of cash. I can’t remember too many classes I took as a kid (except for the NINE years of piano) ,but I can remember hours of play in the backyard and around the neighborhood. My earliest memory is of my dad letting me make pizza’s at the pizza parlor he owned at the time.
Lily loves to bake, put often I can’t stand the mess or the inability to control exactly how everything is going to go (yes, I have issues). So I was also thrilled to find recipies specifically geared towards cooking with your kids. This weekend I am going to tackle my issues and conquer one of these with Lily. And if things start to go awry, I will just stick her in front of the computer so she can play some of these. That Rice Krispies Treat decorator could keep her occupied for hours.
Now…is 11:30 too late to make Rice Krispies Treats?