Little Guy hopped on his stick horse and road off into the, uh, sunrise for school this morning. Today is rodeo day in 2nd grade.
Thanks to my wonderful friend, Shane, we had an authentic cowboy hat and a rodeo buckle for him to wear. She also helped me finish our homemade stick horse. (Yes, I know you can buy them at the store, but Little Guy and I love crafts and wanted to make our own.)
Last night as we were trying on his outfit and taking this picture I asked him if he had everything he needed for the day.
He said, "Mom, I don't have a snack."
"What do you mean? You guys have already eaten all the after school snacks?"
"Nooooo. I don't have a cowboy snack."
Think quick. Think quick. "How about trail mix? That is a good cowboy snack."
He grinned and said, "Cool. Do we have stuff for that?"
I said, "Let's go."
I grabbed a ziploc bag and started throwing stuff out on the cabinet. I told him that the cool thing about cowboy trail mix was that you got to put in what you wanted. I told him to go to town.
Out of the cabinet I grabbed: Welch's dried berries, cashews, Ritz bitz crackers, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, Hidden Valley Ranch oyster crackers (we made them Sunday), granola, cheerios
When he left for school he thought he had the coolest cowboy snack ever and I thought I had the cutest cowboy ever.
Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys! (Especially if your cowboys' belt buckle shoots lasers... Little Guy said his belt buckle had that secret power. Bet you didn't know that, Shane!)