EG Parent Award #40

It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

It is the present only another EG parent could truly appreciate.

It is the thoughtful gesture that needs no reward greater than a simple nod of thanks, and yet deserves so much more. At least an EG Parenting award.

And I want more.


Zaltu, being the little Goddess of Strife that she is, has refused all attempts of “pacifying” by us – her mere parents and spawn-points. Apparently, our pacifiers and tools are not good enough.

And then we received this beauty from Al and Maria.

Oh. My. Laboratory.

Zaltu loves this thing. Sure, she spits it when she knows it’s nap time ( don’t we all spit the dummy from time to time?) but the process of putting her to sleep has gone from 40mins to 5min.

And she stops cursing in Baby if I give it to her straight from the freezer (we ARE currently parked in North Queensland, Australia in the middle of Summer).

Sure, maybe it has some special shape she likes. Might even be the soft texture.

But I know, and ALL the minions know it is because of the absolutely awesome image it maintains for the youngest of EG Inc.

Best. Gift. Ever.

What awesome gifts have you received from understanding minions?

Evil Genius Parent Award #32

Father’s Day is approaching for minions in the United States of America.

For Mother’s Day last month, EG Dad received a little robot vacuum cleaner.

Yes, I know – EG MUM is supposed to receive on Mother’s Day, not EG Dad. But hey, this was given to him (a prize because of my mother’s day) to allow him the opportunity to claim he was helping with household chores by pressing a button and walking away.

And I don’t mind – because it means I don’t have to vacuum either! Rather genius, when you think about it.

So, with the US Father’s Day coming up, I was sent through a tweet about another gift for EG Dad, and once again I would be the one benefiting from it.

(BTW: I can’t remember who shared this on their blog or twitter, so if you recognise your genius, comment below so I can grant you Honorary Mention).

This to me is just pure Evil Genius in itself.

Train shirt

Quality Dad Time
Now for my cuppa

I love this shirt. I think EG Dad will like it too. He can lie down and spend some time with the spawnlings, receive a light back massage, while I sit back and enjoy my HOT cup of tea. Either way, EG Dad is pretty much trapped flat on the floor for at least 15mins. 😀

Win-win! Evil Genius Parenting!

The t-shirt can be bought through Etsy with bkykid. They have a car t-shirt too.  I have no idea who this bkykid is, but hey – this is genius.


What would you give your co-parent to guarantee a few minutes of quiet for yourself?