I know you can't tell, but those used to be dinosaurs. A T-Rex and a "Long Neck", if you must know. A pair of short necks after Jonah finds them. It just stinkin' serves me right for trying to get all Martha Stewart up in here.
I think next time I'll leave the candy making to Hershey's.
I don't know what it is, I just have this thing in me that tries to be a cool mom. But being Cool-mom takes so much energy that Thinking-ahead-mom goes offline, leaving Cool-mom alone in the kitchen (play shrill stabbing music here... "wrrre wrrre wrrre!"). Cool-mom tries to make a volcano birthday cake with pudding lava, while she is also making homemade tacos and dinosaur suckers in a lovely shade of old-chewing-gum-grey . Had Thinking-ahead-mom been here, Jonah-saur would have found his cocoa-cranial rampage preempted.
Oh, the carnage!
Tune in next time, boys and girls, when Cool-mom says,
"Yes, Ellie, you may have a sleep-over for your birthday."
Thinking-ahead-mom has left the building.