Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Benny's Perfect Nutella Cookie Pizza

Bennett loves to cook so when I saw the library was holding a cooking contest I had to enter Bennett. He also loves pizza, cookies, bananas and Nutella. What better way to combine all those things than the Perfect Nutella Cookie Pizza? It's perfect because it kinda looks like him, freckles and all. We even made a pizza box to go with it.
Sadly he did not win but he was happy when I told him we get to go home now and eat his pizza.  We also had fun reading books about planets and taking an impromptu space mission to the moon and riding imaginary roller coasters to pass time.
And his Pizza was delicious ;)

My current obsession

Raising Cain, The Emotional Lives of Boys. Read it, just do it. It's only 258 pages long and it will change how you view and interact with boys. If you have a boy in your life, whether you're a parent, teacher, mentor or friend, you need to read this.
"...But as their manuscript progressed, Kindlon and Thompson realized a simple "how-to" would not do. "In the end," they write, "we found that the best advice we had to offer was simply to understand boys as they truly are ­ rather than as they appear or as we wish them to be. Our deepest wish is to pull aside the curtain boys so tenaciously draw around themselves and offer you a look inside their hearts and minds. If we succeed, we hope that you will see more clearly the ways in which our culture conspires to limit and undermine their emotional lives. We hope you will understand boys better, and above all, we hope you will enjoy them more"
Read an interview with one of the authors, Dan Kindlon, PH.D. here.