But, I think I've established that I'm not always like most moms.For Rylee's birthday we took some pudding cups to school for the afternoon snack. The kids played hard at recess and were ready for the yummy treat.
Reasons I like pudding cups instead of cake: a little more natural than all that hideous bright blue, green and red icing; individual servings already done; eat it with a spoon; less mess (on the floor; the face is debatable); provides calcium; can offer more choices; requires no refrigeration; requires no plates; cheap!
We had cake on Sunday so I opted to not do one on Monday at school. Ice cream would require freezing. I decided to keep searching through the store and when we saw these pudding cups for $1 per 4-pack, we knew we had a winner.
I think the kids liked it.
Then, for the last 30 minutes of the school day, it was math center time. Jenna & Asa got to participate and loved it. Asa was at the table doing polydrons and Jenna was doing unifix cubes. Wow--pretty sophisticated for 4 year olds.
Rylee's teacher was impressed that Jenna was doing patterns already. I attribute it to her big sister being like her mom and insisting on teaching her what she's learning and her being a girl.