April 03, 2009

Cupcakes?

About 7-8 years ago I pulled this trick off beautifully on my young sons. There is always much discussion about the event and who cried and who didn't. We also had two adults in the house at the time and much better video coverage (both cried). This year did not go over as well. Big girl believed me for about 45 seconds and then called everyone up for "vegetable cupcakes!" They are actually made of meatloaf and pink mashed potatoes and my 2 year old was completely excited as you can see from the first video. Then when she discovered that they were "yucky!" that pretty much ended our peaceful meal with her screaming. Not that different than usual actually. So I guess the joke was on me after all. Went over about as well as the short sheeting did. My kids have still not learned the importance of sleeping inside the sheets. Maybe they will discover the short sheeting in a few days time. Happy April Fools!
video video

5 comments:

Kristina P. said...

They turned out awesome!

Camrin said...

That is such a great idea. I almost made meatloaf last night. I am doing this next year. We will see if my husband of all people will eat them. Ha Ha. I guess it is something to look forward to. :)

Natalie Daines said...

You are such a fun and creative mom...even with the "yuck" comments! We only switched our kiddos into different beds! How pale by comparison!

Kelly said...

Thanks ladies! You are all free to use this idea for next year. I seriously don't think it will fool anyone in my family if I tried it again. Next year I am going for Kristina's kitty litter cake. That is a classic!

literaqueen said...

Nice camera work on that second video . . .