One more episode of “Yo Gabba Gabba” and I’m going to start biting my friends. Rain in our home equals crayons, cars, and tv. Yesterday it was raining horizontally, that meant DJ Lance and the Fresh Beats were reigning at our home. I want to punch the white rapper fresh beat in the teeth, or make out with him (he’s gotta be 30) at this point.
I don’t think that’s very sportsman like, but whatever. I try my best not to let the TV babysit my kids, but after the eighteenth hour of convincing my son that throwing up a block and hitting it with a spiderman action figure will lead to nothing good, and will more than likely send him into time-out oblivion, you get desperate. I felt like I had Stockholm Syndrome with Dino Dan’s science teacher, and was going to run away to Canada to be with him. Seeing as how he’s played by one of the Kids in the Hall guys, I think I’ll at least remain entertained.
They say sitting on your ass all day is the new smoking. I can totally see it. I feel like total craaaaap after I do nothing all day. I wake up everyday between 5:30 and 6:10, if I am seated all day, I start to feel like a tired sack of used up compost by about 1:30. I’m sluggish, tired, achy, and unhappy. I NEED to move my body. I crave the blood flow.
The kids do too. They become like caged animals, biting at anything that nears them, throwing
feces cheerios EVERYWHERE. They get whiny, combative, destructive, and act as though I am joking when I tell them to stop coloring on each other. Nothing says “I love you, baby sister!” like a Bic pen tattoo of a giant “E” on your back.
So what do we do? We dance. We Wii. We fake jump rope. We dance again. We CONGA! Four year olds REALLY like the conga. We also play the lava game. Let me tell you, the Peanut SUCKS at the lava game. She is forever expecting me to carry her to the next safe rock. 13 month olds–nooo good at self-preservation.
We cook our foods together as a family, and eat them as a family. The more my son is involved with the cooking, the more he is interested in eating new foods. Today, though? Today we eat one of his favorites: Elote. Mexican Grilled Corn. I just made typically heart stopping food healthier and higher in protein. It’s addictive.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (serves 4-6)
- 4-6 ears of corn
- 2 tbsp plain 2% yogurt
- 2 tbsp vegannaise
- 2 oz goat cheese
- 2 cloves roasted garlic
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- salt and pepper
- chili powder
boil corn for 5 minutes and grill on each side for 2 minutes
mash together goat cheese, lime juice, vegannaise, garlic, and yogurt
taste for salt and pepper, add as needed
top with chili powder and chopped cilantro
+to roast garlic
peel cloves, place on foil, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, roast at 400F until soft and tender.