Monday, January 24, 2011

Star of the week

My youngest daughter is star of the week at school this week. She has been waiting on this since the first day of school and it is finally her turn.  Star of the week involves the child bringing something to school which represents them each day of the week. This is also known as mommy torture.    This is one of the things that would normally cause me huge anxiety.   Some moms turn their big poster of the child into a full blown scrapbooking event which in turn makes all the other moms appear to not live up to their high standards.    F those moms by the way.   Back when I worked full time and was always trying to make my kids feel so special when I couldn’t be there for all their stuff I would sometimes go a little over board.  I had to have the creative poster, the best snack blah blah blah.  Now that I am the Slummy Mummy I just don’t give a flip.  I let her decorate her poster about her all by herself; I didn’t even complain and nag for her to use her best writing.  I let her cut out pictures to put on it and even draw the one of herself (unheard of by some moms I am sure, some would insisted that a professional glossy photo be used, after all they are only star of the week but once in a school year).  We are on the Tuesday portion of the star of the week event which is when the star gets to provide a snack to the entire class (yeah what BS is this, if I was the star I would want snacks provided to me thank you very much).  I find out last night that it isn’t only a snack I will be bestowing upon these children it should be my child’s favorite snack and I am to include the recipe which will then be included in the classroom cook book.   Let me tell all you who don’t have children… this means competition!!  Who will have the best recipe, the most original or the healthiest?  Oh geez did my mind start to go crazy.  Then it came back to me, I am no longer that mom.
My daughter and went to the kitchen to cook her snack.  We choice brownies (both of us love them) below I have provided you the recipe for you to share and enjoy.
1 – Go to Yokes and buy a box of brownie mix.
2 – Prepare brownies as directed on back of box.  Be sure the child does as much of the work as they can.
3 – Put brownies in oven.
4 – While brownies cook spend time with your child reading or just being together.
5 – Remove from oven and enjoy.

Suck it all you overachiever moms.


  1. Killing me right now. Go Slummy Mummy!

  2. See, you are way more honest than I am. I would have made the boxed brownies just like you...but then I would have Googled the most complex brownie recipe I could find and sent that in as my recipe that I used to make "my" brownies. It's all about bait and switch my friend.

  3. This post makes me so happy. I totally agree wholeheartedly. You go Slummy Mummy. I think if/when I stop working, I'm going to borrow this catchy saying. You crack me up!!