Becky is a kindred spirit. I can tell, because when I texted:
“Let’s have a Little House on the Prairie afternoon!”
“O!M!G! You’re the coolest person I know! Let’s do it!”
You guys, I am not cool at all. But her enthusiasm made my week.
And that’s what we did today.
I made hardtack from the Little House on the Prairie cookbook, and strangely, the kids were into it. (It really is hard. “Tooth duller” is one of its many nicknames.) We had lemonade and dried fruit, because it seemed authentic, but before Zach left for work this morning, he questioned my serving craisins. “Where would the Ingalls family have gotten cranberries?”
I DON’T KNOW, ZACH. MAYBE THEY HAD RELATIVES ON CAPE COD.
Anyway. We had oatmeal bread with butter that we made ourselves. It is crazy easy to make your own butter. Pour some heavy cream into a jar, and then shake the heck out of it. The girls got tired of shaking the jar pretty quickly, so Becky and I took over.
We colored some cool Little House coloring pages.
Shoutout to the Magic Eraser.
Finally, we made rag dolls for all four kids. They were a hit!
Such a fun day! We were totally channeling Michael Landon and his TV fam. And now the kids are exhausted, which is my favorite way to end a day.