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Ok, so here's what you do when it is a loooong rainy afternoon and has been 3:15 for about seven hours and you are so over playing that one cookie cutter is rescuing another cookie cutter from some terrible fate (the snowman is melting, the star forgot how to twinkle, the helicopter lost the rotor and OH MY GOD WE'RE GOING DOWN!) First, get yourself one of those cup at a time coffee makers. No, wait, that is step two. First, stop drinking coffee and soda and tea so that you are highly susceptible to caffeine. Then get yourself that cup at a time coffee maker. Fill a mug about a quarter full with your dairy of choice (mine is vanilla soy milk). Put the mug in the coffee maker and brew the smallest possible amount of coffee into the mug. Add two spoonfuls of Nesquick. If you are really desperate, add an additional two spoonfuls of sugar. Microwave for about 30 seconds, because it is going to be pretty cold. Drink as quickly as possible.
While you are chugging your caffeine/sugar hit, pull out a couple of CLIF Kid Zbars and fling them at the children. Even Mia likes these things. Well, she doesn't like the blueberry as she prefers all her blueberries to be presented to her in donut form, but she likes the apple cinnamon and the graham cracker and the chocolate. They have just enough protein and just enough sugar (plus are organic, no trans fat and no high fructose corn syrup) to return the children at least partly to sanity and suddenly you all just may survive until dinner.
You can thank me later.