I know I am supposed to be writing about indoor activities for kids! I promise I have a few coming up! However, I haven't posted much from our life recently so I thought it might be a nice change to share a special experience the boys and I had recently.
We made S'mores! For the first time! Now, I know that some of you are rolling your eyes, but remember my boys are city kids. This was a big deal for them. Huge! We don't have a barbeque (or a yard) so the opportunities to smush ooey-gooey goodness between two graham crackers are few and far between.
Earlier this month we spent a glorious week at my father's home in rural Oregon. He and his wife have a menagerie of animals, pastures of wildflowers and a small pond full of tadpoles. Needless to say, it was the perfect backdrop for an open fire and
burning roasting marshmallows on a stick.
Those of you who would like me to loosen up on the food front will be pleased to know I willingly bought s'mores supplies chock full of chemicals and scary food dyes. No organic, kosher, dye-free marshmallows from our crunchy food co-op, here! I was a little nervous, but I forged ahead!
The boys had a great time turning their marshmallows black. ("I can't hear you!" I said to the voices in my head warning me about carcinogens.) New Kid had eaten a good portion of the graham crackers before we even started. He probably knew it might be another 4 years before I ever bought them again and he'd better shove them in his face while he had the chance. The chocolate didn't melt very well. Perhaps it was too thick, but no one seemed to mind. I may have made (and even eaten!) a few s'mores myself.
When was the first time you made s'mores with your kids? How did it go?