Sometimes I really wish I could meet the person who decides what is and isn’t acceptable to talk about to people you barely know.
Because for real, a few changes need to be made.
Like how is it NOT okay for me to tell someone that their clothes smell like cat pee or that they’d look a lot friendlier if they didn’t pluck off so much of their eyebrows, but it’s perfectly acceptable for a complete stranger to ask me if I’m having more kids. And THEN when I say NO, they give me a lecture on why I should.
Seriously. It makes NO SENSE why that is okay.
I mean, we are talking about creating a human being.Â Who will have to be born by popping out of my body.
A PRIVATE area of my body, no less.
So essentially, a stranger is talking to me about my lady parts.
Quite awkward, if we’re being honest.
Also, why do strange people I barely know even CARE about kids popping out of me and costing lots of money and crying at night and making me tired and all that?Â It’s none of their business.
And of course, I could just tell them to mind their business but that is rude and not an okay thing to do. For some reason, people don’t like people who say, “Shut your face and get up out of my grill”.
So instead, I pretend like maybe they’ve changed my mind and I’m probably going to have another baby because they’re right, my son is going to be lonely and weird and hate his life unless I do.
But then of course, I go home and don’t make a baby. I just watch tv or make brownies or read trashy magazines instead.
And they go home, happy that they’ve convinced me to change my one-child ways, never knowing that they have mean, pointy eyebrows and also I am making brownies and not having a baby.
Obviously, no one wins here.
For those of you who have sweet little ones, school is starting soon. And I have had several readers ask me for fun treat ideas to surprise them with when they get home. So this week, I will be featuring fun kid-friendly treats.
I know worms and dirt is nothing new, but brownies, Oreos, and gummi worms are some of my little man’s favorite treats.Â Jars make for a fun presentation, and these can be whipped up in no time.
Box of brownie mix, plus ingredients to prepare OR your favorite homemade recipe and ingredients
6 (8 oz) wide mouth, half pint jars
Can of chocolate frosting (or can double the chocolate topping from my Tin Roof Bars and use it instead)
About 20 Oreos, crushed into crumbs
About 30 Gummi Worms
Preheat oven to 350. Spray inside bottoms of jars with cooking spray.
Fill jars about 1/3 full of brownie batter. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.Â Â Place jars on a cooling rack until cool.
Remove lid and foil from canned frosting. Microwave for about 30 seconds or until pourable, but still thick (disregard this if making your own frosting).Â You can skip this step, but I have found that it’s a lot easier to get frosting to spread neatly and evenly in a jar when you can just pour it in.Â Pour a bit of the frosting in each jar.
Immediately top with a handful of crushed Oreos and gummi worms.
Jon David was so excited when he saw these brownies, he stood and waited for me to finish taking pictures so he could eat one.
(I’m pretty sure that children of food bloggers end up with a warped perception of how normal people eat desserts)
Have a wonderful Monday!!