Monday, April 5, 2010

"I didn't know you were so tricky, Mommy!"

Liam was convinced he was going to trick me on April Fool's Day. He made several valiant attempts, including "Mommy, there's a dinosaur in the living room!" and "You've got something on your shirt"... but the smirk always gave him away. Even if I didn't see his face, I could hear it in his voice.

So I decided that two could play this game. I found a recipe online for a dessert that looks just like baked potatoes. It's a scoop of vanilla ice cream rolled in hot chocolate mix, with a dollup of cool whip (sour cream) and a yellow Starburst candy (butter) on top.

John got Liam out of the house so I could create these, and warned him that he'd need to eat his baked potato if he wanted any dessert.

When they got home, Liam was grumbling about having to eat baked potatoes. I let him pick out which one he wanted, and he picked the very smallest one... still not noticing that it wasn't what he thought. So I asked him to pick up the one he wanted and put it on his dinner plate... this great look on his face came when he touched the very cold "baked potato".

We filled him on the joke, and then suddenly he wanted to switch to the biggest potato...