Package of Joy

abc_cookie_cuttersI went to the mailbox today and found a super fun package from Kim and Jason’s lemonade stand, a gift in honor of my fabulous award. The box was full of fun prizes, my favorite being these super cute ABC (already been chewed) cookie cutters from Kim and Jason’s online shop. Dan and I couldn’t stop laughing at the idea of making cookies that look like they’ve already had a bite taken out of them.

The very best thing about the package is that they’ve offered to send an identical gift to one of my readers. If you could use a little adultitis antidote in your life, leave a comment on this post listing one suggestion to help us all return to a more childlike state.

I’ll randomly pick someone 24 hours from now. Eeny. Meeny. Miney. Moe.

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55 Responses to Package of Joy

  1. Trish says:

    Wipe boogers on adults pants? I mean… ummm… Simply do what your kids want to do without imposing any of your grown up rules on them. Follow their lead for once. Go to the park go down the slides with them even if you feel dorky. Climb a tree with them. Let them read you a story Without correcting them. Snuggle with them while watching morning cartoons. Forget all the “Not right nows”, and “In a minute.” Wanna be a kid? Do what your kid does NOW! =)

  2. Azúcar says:

    Are you kidding me? Those are awesome!! I would treat them right, those cookie cutter would witness nothing but homemade cookie heaven.

    Childlike state?
    1. Eat cookies for breakfast
    2. Eat Cookies for lunch
    3. Eat Cookies for dinner
    4. Find a cardboard box and make a turtle shell for yourself
    5. Go to be with your turtle shell (it’s your HOME, you can’t leave it!)

  3. Azúcar says:

    In my haste and potential glee, I didn’t make “cutter” plural and I left the “d” off of “be” which would have turned “Go to be” into “Go to bed.”

  4. loralee says:

    You could try eating Playdough. Or boogers.

    My return to childhood is building blanket forts with my kids and playing “Hide Out” on rainy days. (Complete with popcorn and a video. Hey, it’s a plush hideout, ok?)

  5. Rebekah says:

    those are the funniest cookie cutters I have seen in a LONG TIME. except of course the candle my mom has for Christmas cookies that looks decidedly phallic. that’s another story altogether.

  6. Erin Marie says:

    I love those cookie cutters. (And I would have said so even if a comment might not get me a prize.)

    Anywho, I like jumping on my bed. (Don’t tell my husband.) And if my stomach weren’t protruding as far as it is and throwing off my balance, I feel like standing on my head. Although, if I do it against the wall… I wonder what my doctor would say about that… Also… eating ice cream whenever I can sneak it out of the freezer. (If Jeff sees me, he wants me to make him a bowl, too. And why would I want to do that?)

  7. CoconutKate says:

    Those cookie cutters are much better than the silly “whole” ones. You know if it isn’t a whole cookie, there aren’t any calories!

    Return to childhood state? You mean sleeping in however late (or early) you want, having all your meals cooked and brought to you and cleaned up afterward, having magically clean clothes all the time, and having a singingly-happy-fun-play-time all day and all this because you’re cute and (mostly) innocent? I’m afraid those days are gone (sigh)…but here…have a cookie…and eat as many as you want! You’re in charge now!

  8. Jeannette says:

    This Saturday its whatever the kids says goes. If they fix cereal for breakfast they can make me a bowl too! If they want to lounge around and watch Star Wars all weekend long, then it is a date. I would want one more day to soak my feet in mud. Wet, gooey, sloshy mud.

  9. I love these. I can totally picture my daughter and I making cookies (really, eating cookie dough). And they would be perfect to make for our family Christmas party–I bet people would LOVE them!

  10. Jennifer Poncavage says:

    Those are cute! Read your latest post too. Hope you feel better soon!

  11. Liz says:

    The anatamoy of a 2 year olds day: (at least in our house)

    1. Wake up randomly at 7:30, and yellow out hello, apple, etc. whatever the word of the day may be
    2. Beg to be lifted out of crib, give amazingly good hugs and kisses just to placate your mom.
    3. Gallop sideways to the kitchen, point to the cupboard and say “dis” while signing for juice.
    4. Play, play, play.
    5. Remember you have playdoh at 4:00, (after your luxiouriously long nap…) and take sheer delight in putting the pink play doh into the green container.
    6. Being the fastidious child that you are, don’t mix the colors together, just put them in different containers thinking it’s hilarious.

    Hmm, those ABC cookie cutters would be really awesome play doh cutters if your a kid. Although if you have a great Mom you could maybe even help cut cookies…. and stare intently into the oven door for 8-12 min. waiting for them to come out of the oven.


    Thanks, and I Hope you are feeling better. I read everyday to see what crazy things are going on in your world!


  12. Tina says:

    Ohhh…we talked about this some in my MOPS group last night. While it was supposed to be about family tradations, it came down to (in my mind) being more child-like with your kids. Fun ideas–take newspaper, bunch it up and have an indoor snow ball fight. To clean up, put a basket over the trash can and throw it in the basket. Plan a Dora or Diego day and make an adventure for the kids…make a map, load up the back pack and go! Have Upside Down Dinner Night or Backwards Dinner night and eat dessert first, eat under the table, etc.

    This ideas made me realized I need to stop being The Enforcer ALL THE TIME and let loose and have a bit more fun with the kids=be more kid like myself just last night! So nice your post helped keep that fresh in my mind! 😉

  13. Becky says:

    Going over to my grandma’s house always makes me feel like a little kid again. 🙂

  14. Summer says:

    Read a little Calvin and Hobbes every day.

  15. Jean says:

    I love these cookie cutters. Why didn’t I think of that?
    My childhood thing is swinging on the swings with the kids and going as high as I can go. Who cares if the other adults at the park think I’m crazy.

  16. Mir says:

    Oh, I pink puffy heart those cookie cutters. In fact, I’m writing them up for Droolicious RIGHT NOW. They are genius.

  17. Fluffychicky says:

    Those are too funny. I like the rationale that they don’t have as many calories as a whole cookie.

    Some of us never left our childhood state, so there is no need to try and return. *Tthhbbbbb* 🙂 You are all welcome to visit me at any time.

  18. Sara says:

    Remember the Friends episode when Phoebe teaches Rachel how running is SO much more fun if you’re flailing your arms around like little kids do? Simply running around outside with my kids (arms flailing, of course) works for me every time.

  19. returning to childhood state-

    consume as much candy as you can and spend all day on the slides and swings!

  20. Farm Wife says:

    The easiest way to return to a childlike state is to throw your arms out wide & spin around as fast as you can for as long as you can. If you don’t vomit, you will undoubtedly fall in the floor in a dizzy fit of hysterical giggles. When the room stops spinning go have a glass of cherry kool-aid…also a guaranteed return to childhood!

  21. Stephanie says:

    Dance around randomly. At random times. To music you sing yourself.

  22. Shalee says:

    Those cutters (and the name) are the bomb!

    My suggestion? Go jump in the puddles and play in the rain.

  23. Kirsten says:

    such cute cutters

    as for a childlike state…
    you could pretend you aren’t interested in anything and then when your hubby goes and picks something up all of a sudden get interested in that “toy” and go steal it from him. And when he moves onto another do the same thing. Rinse. Repeat

  24. Alice says:

    Oh, I love them! I’m a first grade teacher – and we do a week long “gingerbread man” unit every december. I’ve always had my kids make construction paper Gingerbread Men – and we rip off parts to show that they’ve been eaten. These would be great to add to the fun!!!!

  25. mimi says:

    Oh my, my! I must have these and I will make a whole batch and give it to my germaphobe SIL (who I really love, so it’s not mean) and I was thinking if you brush the edge of the bite mark with egg white before you bake it will be shiny like saliva!! Heehee. I am so in love with these.

  26. mimi says:

    I forgot my child like state idea, unless you count fake saliva and torturing germaphobes. Apparently I’m a 10 year old boy.

    Watch Princess Bride with your kids and then spend the whole night quoting it with them. (my 7 yo does a wicked “to the pain” speech!) NOTHING better.

  27. Very cute!

    Childlike states:
    *Everything is either black or white
    *Peeing your pants is permissible
    *So is going to bed at 8:00
    *You can eat ice cream every night and not gain an ounce
    *You have no idea how expensive Christmas can be

  28. Awesome Mom says:

    I like to make my kids laugh. It is easy and cures adultitis.

  29. Jessica says:

    I love the ABC cookie cutters!

  30. Angela says:

    These are great!!! My sister can’t handle bite marks in anything…its kinda funny.

  31. The Wiz says:

    Am I too late? I say watch Dora all day long.

  32. Lori O. says:

    here are a few of my favorites:
    jump in puddles, finger paint, draw on each others feet with markers, look for four leaf clovers, fly a kite

  33. Hope I’m not to late! Sign me up they are so cute!

  34. Abby says:

    Have a princess tea party on the rug in front of your toilet, and the name of childhood drink the dust bunnies that float in the water presented to you by your 3 year old.

  35. Deborah says:

    I think that to be more childlike you should pick a day and not worry about your kids getting dirty. Let your kids play outside in the dirt. Go to the park and play in the sandbox. Splash in puddles because it’s fun, and don’t worry about getting wet or dirty (and the subsequent laundry).

  36. Donna says:

    How about jumping into a pile of clean, already folded laundry?

  37. Sherry says:

    Take your kids to the park… then, instead of sitting on the bench watching them, PLAY with them! Climb the ladders and slide the slides!

  38. Heffalump says:

    Rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in them, then throw them all over the yard and start over.
    Run around outside in the rain until you are thouroughly soaked, then beg your Mom for some cocoa.

  39. T with Honey says:

    Don’t use chairs, just sit on the floor. An adult sitting on the floor is closer to eye-level on a kid. The kids are more inclined to come over and interact with you. Or the dogs. Sitting on the couch I end up just sitting there like a bump on a log. But sitting on the floor I usually find myself playing a game, rough-housing and playing pretty soon.

  40. Jill says:

    Eeny. Meeny. Miney. Moe. pick this tiger by the toe! Use rock paper sicsors to make all decisions for a day!

  41. robin says:

    These are fab and I must have them. 🙂
    Childlike state… I try not to take things too seriously. I also try to see things like a child would see them, and of course ice cream for dinner never hurt anything either!
    Thanks for the op for the cookie cutters!

  42. Amy R. says:

    Those are soooo funny! The best way I know to return to a childlike state is to put on your most comfy separates (that absolutely don’t match) and some crazy socks, then sit down with a brand-new box of crayons and color.

  43. Regan says:

    Blow bubbles! And blow the paper wrapper off the straw at someone. We just taught my 5 year old to do that, and we all laugh hysterically every time.

  44. Crystal says:

    Try blowing bubbles! Nothing like floating bubbles to lift the spirits. Try to blow tons at a time, then try to make a great big one. Blow some and chase them. Pop them by biting them.

  45. ClistyB says:

    go to the toystore and buy YOURSELF the toy you always wanted, but never got as a kid!!
    use the cookie cutters to make cookies late after the kids are in bed, and eat the whole bunch of them to test em out, you know – make sure they’re not poisonous!!

  46. ~velia says:

    Be a child…? Sounds like fun! I would:
    skip everywhere

    tell complete strangers the absolute honest truth about their teeth and hairy body parts

    ask more strangers if they have a baby in their tummy

    put a bean up my nose

    stick my head out of a moving car window and stick out my tongue with my mouth open wide until my tongue dries out completely and then play with my dry tongue until I have to slurp saliva (feels so cool!).

    eat dirt

    kiss and snuggle with wet, smelly dogs

    jump in mud puddles in my best shoes

    burst into random song


    and best of all – TAKE NAPS!

  47. Amy says:

    I have to win a contest sometime…have to.

  48. KYouell says:

    Sneak a snack when no one is looking. You know your kids do (or will do) that when you aren’t. My fave is this chocolate glaze on vanilla ice cream. I get to have it when they nap at the same time as a victory snack. That means now.

    1 pound of bittersweet chocolate
    1/2 pound of butter

    Melt, stir, indulge.

    Notes: Trader Joe’s Pound Plus bar works great. You can make a small batch with no adjustments. Unsalted butter works too, but I add a bit of salt then because I like chocolate and salty (not a lot of salt though).

    Helpful math: If you use the Trader Joe’s bar here are the proper proportions for smaller batches.
    20 squares + 1 stick of butter
    10 squares + 1/2 stick of butter (4 tablespoons)
    5 squares + 2 tablespoons of butter

    Enjoy! And I hope I win. I like random.

  49. kadusey says:

    What cute cookie cutters. My DH tends to think I’m pretty silly and little kid-ish when I go around making random sound effects to the things he’s doing, or randomly hum a tune or sing a song with silly words about whatever I happen to be doing at the moment. I also like to take bubble baths and give myself bubble crowns and bubble beards.

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