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Yes, It’s April (and that’s Fantastic!)

Dear Kid,

It’s April!

National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day DearKidLoveMom.comWhich of course means

April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four. ~Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson

The best April Fool’s prank this year (at least that I heard about) was the Burger King commercial (in France) advertising the single French fry serving. See the video here.

In other awesome celebration news, today is Children’s Book Day and National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day.

I suggest celebrating simultaneously, but that’s probably just my crazy sense of style.

I don’t think anyone has scientifically proven that PB&J is one of the Perfect Foods, but I think it has to be in the top 10. Or maybe top 100.

I love children’s books. Children’s books are meant to be read out loud. They are meant to be read with someone snuggling next to you or sitting in your lap. They are not really meant for reading to oneself, but I say Break With Tradition! It’s a holiday! Go crazy and read a children’s book to yourself.

Or at least think about one fondly while nibbling a PB&J sandwich.

Love, Mom


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Cinco de Mayo and National Hoagie Day

Dear Kid,

Cinco de Mayo! DearKidLoveMom.comIt’s Cinco de Exhausted.

Turns out the World’s Most Wonderful Children kept me out past my bedtime last night. The good news is I adore my children and adore spending time with them (even if we really only associated with each other on the drive to and from the movie). The bad news is The Avengers is not a movie to sleep through (especially since it cost a mortgage payment to buy the tickets and 2 bottles of water).

And while you—as a college student—can probably manage on a few seconds sleep, Moms of college students, not so much.

So while I’m contemplating wearing extra mascara to give my eyelids a nice resting place, most of the world is celebrating Cinco de Mayo (or Cincobration if you’ve been reading DearKidLoveMom for a while).

Which means people everywhere are eating tacos, drinking margaritas, swinging at piñatas, and other cinco stuff.

Except for the people eating hoagies because it is also National Hoagie Day.

The people in charge of marketing Cinco de Mayo have done a much better job than the people marketing hoagies since absolutely no one knows it is National Hoagie Day.

As far as I’m concerned it’s National Take Five More Naps Day.

Love, Mom

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Peanut Butter, Jelly, and the History of PB&J

Peanut butter and jelly DearKidLoveMom.comDear Kid,

Once upon a time, there was no such thing as pb&j. It was a sad state for the world, but was especially sad for a plankton named Bobo. Bobo thought he would really like to try peanut butter but he was eaten by a fish named Frederika before he could share his idea with anyone. Frederika cared not at all about sandwiches, peanut butter or otherwise, and the notion was lost for many a year.

Fast forward through the primordial sludge.

One day, Joe Neanderthal neglected to bring home dinner. Mrs. Neanderthal (a female not to be taken lightly) was Displeased seeing as how she’d spent the entire day cleaning the cave (and if you’ve ever tried to clean a dirt cave you know how tiring that can be).

Once she finished expressing her displeasure (which was fairly painful for Joe), Mrs. Neanderthal set about figuring out how to feed her brood. The cupboard was bare-ish (since Joe hadn’t brought home any bear), so Mrs. N reached through time, grabbed George Washington Carver for a quick consult, and proceeded to make lunch (I told you she wasn’t a female to trifle with).

However, Mrs. N was not one to share her culinary secrets and the world had to wait until peanut butter was invented by the Kellogg brothers in 1895.

Peanut butter and jelly was invented around the turn of the century and was the “it” sandwich until Elvis added bananas and subtracted jelly (thereby establishing his reputation as a singing mathematician).

Love, Mom

Dr. GWC didn’t invent peanut butter. He just invented a gazillion other uses for peanuts. Including taking them out the ballgame and the circus.

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