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I'd scheduled a babysitter afternoon this week so I could go to a rheumatology follow-up and get some party planning/acquiring done without "help." Unfortunately, her Real Job needs her after all. If I'm drinking heavily at the party itself, that's why. In the meantime, some very important questions:

1) Does agar-agar really work?
2) How big a board do I have to buy (or acquire) for a Walk The Plank activity?
3) How can I convince a 4-year-old that a chocolate, vanilla, strawberry OR mint cake will be much tastier than the strawberry-mint cake he's demanding?
4) How much money can we afford to send to Obama and to the Marriage Equality folks? I know we can't afford not to.
5) Why am I not currently sitting in Iceland Wales Alaska Ireland Sweden New Zealand Bar del Corso?
6) Shouldn't I just go to bed and worry about these things tomorrow?

Date: 2012-07-09 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nimnod.livejournal.com
3) Bake cupcakes or something before the party date, and separate the mixture into a few bowls. Put different essence (vanilla, strawberry etc, or cocoa) into each and then bake. Let the kids taste them - they'll soon figure strawberry mixed with mint is pretty vile, and they can pick the flavour they liked best. it's an afternoon's baking but you can do it as an activity with them - they each get to mix some essence into one of the bowls of separated mixture, etc. It does work with 4 year olds because Zoe and the twins who are not yet two helped mix different colours for rainbow cupcakes, with mixture separated into bowls like that. That's my only idea for all those!
Edited Date: 2012-07-09 12:59 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-07-09 06:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] katybeth
Cake compromises:
Half strawberry, half mint - layers maybe?
Strawberry cake with mint-leaf decoration
Or, I really like nimnod's idea. Science!

Bed: Yes, always.

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