Actual exchange between me and my adorable 10-year old daughter on a school morning:
Me: What would you like for breakfast, Sweetie?
10 year old: A Pop Tart, please.
Me: Do you want it toasted or plain?
10 year old: (playfully) Surprise me!!
Me: (tossing it on her plate cold) Surprise.
Followed by me laughing and proclaiming that I crack myself up.
10 year old: (eating her cold Pop Tart) You're really immature for a mom.
What is wrong with me: It's a POP-Tart. It's meant to "pop" cheerily out of the toaster. Otherwise, it would be called an Inert-Tart.
Anyway, here's my point: don't offer me the easier option because I will take it. At my house you will find: frozen pancakes, bagged salad, microwave potatoes, slice/n/bake cookies, heat/n/eat bacon and lots of other things with "/n". If your child comes to our house for a playdate, we will not be doing a "craft". I didn't make my curtains. I don't have an herb garden. I know my credit card number by heart for internet shopping. (and the fact that you have to use a pull-down menu for the state abbreviations is REALLY aggravating).
What do I do with all the time I save? Good question. I'll think that over with a Bacardi Mojito ("alcohol already in the mix").