Today after school Eva and Andrew and I played some of the games from the Cooper & Kid Cooper Kit. The kit is bug themed and came with a bunch of little plastic bugs and a couple of fly swatters. We played a game where I called out the name of the bug and Eva and Andrew would each try and swat it. Eva tried to make it more fair for Andrew but there is only so much you can do when playing with a 6 1/2 year old and a 4 1/2 year old.
We also cut up the box that the Cooper & Kid cooper Kit came in and put together some other bugs. Eva did the coloring of the box the other day and it just needed to be cut apart. Cutting cardboard is not fun.
We were doing this because I had to complete a post for the Cooper and Kid blog, Catch, where I reviewed the Cooper Kit. That post will go up tomorrow and I’ll link to it. Here is the link – http://cooperandkid.com/catch/play/cooper-kit-review-good-bad-bugly/
Let’s just say that I have a greater appreciation for what my wife goes through when the kids don’t want to eat what she has made.
I’ve been putting the latest Cooper & Kid Kit through its paces with the kids and with that I decided to make all of the food suggestions from the kit. So, yesterday I went shopping with Andrew and got everything needed to make the snack, the drink, the main meal and the dessert. I spent a couple of hours working on the meal only to have Eva ask me about every single ingredient and then not drink the drink, eat the snack and she sort of picked at her main meal then she barely ate the dessert. I never thought that she was so picky before but she didn’t like one aspect of at least every item. I’ll give her a pass on the drink since it I made it with Bold Ginger Ale. I think I would have skipped Ginger Ale all together and substituted Sprite or something else. That probably would have been more pleasing and she ‘might’ have drank it. And it was a complete shock that she no longer likes black olives and hummus. It was frustrating to say the least.
The overall theme of the latest Cooper & Kid Kit is Bugs. It is “The Good, The Bad and The Bugly”. Each meal item had a bug related theme including the main meal of little bugs made out of mini meatballs and chow mein noodles. Everything looked cute and was pretty tasty. Dessert was Dirt cups so how do you go wrong with that? Unless your kid doesn’t like pudding, what kid doesn’t like pudding, oh yeah… mine.