Don’t lie. You know you’ve tried it. You’ve broken in every room in the house haven’t you?
Get your mind out of the gutter.
If you’re a parent, you know what I really mean is that you’ve walked into a room that your kids have completely destroyed and said, “Screw it.” then turned around, walked out, and grabbed a bottle of your favorite booze, some potato chips, and the TV remote. I’m there right now. I spent 4 hours cleaning our playroom, I gave it a makeover fit for a King (who rents), and what do I get in return? Chalk on the walls, blocks all over the floor, dolls stuck inside old, crusty yogurt containers, and chairs on the art table.
I don’t even freaking know, so please don’t ask. This is clearly a strong example of my “hands off” style of parenting.
I do vaguely remember Madilyn running in screaming about her brother drawing on the wall with chalk the other day, but things with her just go in one ear and out the other when she approaches me with that whiny tattletale voice.
“OK Madilyn, Thank you!”
“Mommy! Grady’s got scissors and is hanging from the ceiling fan!”
“OK Madilyn, Thank you!”
OK, so that hasn’t actually happened yet, but it’s not too far off base. These kids? They’re going to hurt someone. Or poke an eye out. Or break an arm. OH wait, we’ve already been there.
Know what I need? A little comedy in my life. Because the people looking in think that this is all hilarious, but it makes me want to open the door and run down the street as fast as I can, beating my head like my hair’s on fire.
So this is my third and final entry into the #NickMomPJParty Cocktail Contest for #SoFabCon14. The lucky winner will get to spend a half an hour chatting up Stephanie Wilder-Taylor who will be entertaining us at the party that night. I mean, I’m excited about the rest of the prize too, like the free airfare, the free hotel room, the free conference ticket, and the fact that the winning cocktail will be served at the PJ Party of the century. But meeting Stephanie Wilder-Taylor? That takes the booze.
Someone remind me to wear my Poise?
So yeah, this cocktail is super crazy easy to make, it’s beautiful, it’s sweet, it’s just what the NickMom ordered when your playroom looks like an episode of Jersey Shore was filmed there.
The full recipe is below, but the gist of it is that you mix the liquid ingredients and pour into a glass.
You then drop a pinch of cotton candy into the liquid and this happens:
Then you hang a piece of cotton candy on the side to make it look purty, and chug. Or sip. Whatever suits your fancy. I’ll be chugging as I run down the street beating my head and screaming at the top of my lungs in complete excitement when my cocktail is chosen to win the contest. I’ll even video it for you. Because I have no filter. None.