As my son gets older, I am starting to realize that I’m outnumbered.
I live with two boys.
And they are gross.
Also, they don’t get me. At all.
I’m always all making sure we have snuggly throw pillows and scented oil to make the house smell good. And for reals, I don’t think they even notice. I mean, I’ve been telling myself that I do all this stuff for THEM, so that they have a nice cozy house to live in full of comfy pillows and smelly good things, but I’m coming to the conclusion that I’m doing all this extra work just for myself.
Because all they want to do is talk about knives and spiders and eat beef jerky.
The other day we had tacos for dinner, and I usually spoon the sour cream into a cute fancy bowl to set on the table. Because really, who just sets the whole sour cream carton on the table at dinnertime? (Cave people, that’s who. Or normal people who DON’T live with only boys, therefor constantly feeling the need to overcompensate with fancy sour cream bowls) But the boys didn’t even understand that I was about to get the fancy bowl, so they just started spooning it right out of the plastic jug.
It’s called AMBIANCE, BOYS.
So what I’m getting at here is, I know these eyeball treats are gross. It’s not my fault, okay? I’ve resigned to the fact that I live with boys, boys are gross, and they like stuff with blood and guts in it.
But please know that deep in my heart, I’m crying out for overpriced candles and fancy tea sets and all the things that us women KNOW are necessary in life.
(Also, I don’t care what anyone says, expensive candles really do smell better. I don’t know why, they just DO)
Want to know how to make these yourself, so you can be all gross and eyeballey? Easy Peasy.
1 package (16 oz) Nutter Butter cookies
1/2 block (4 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
Red Fruit Gushers (30 total, which should be 3 snack packs)
White chocolate almond bark (I used Candiquik and really liked it a lot)
About 30 Gummi Lifesavers
About 30 mini M&Ms
Red food marker
Crush cookies into fine crumbs. Combine cookies, cream cheese, and peanut butter until well combined. Form the mixture into balls around each Fruit Gusher fruit snack and place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Let truffles chill for about 30 minutes.
Melt candy coating according to package directions. Coat truffles in the candy and place back on the wax paper until set. Using the melted candy, apply Gummi Saver and M&M “eyes” and draw veins with the red food marker.
You can even put a few in a jar to give as a spooky gift. I added a few plastic spiders– you can buy a huge package of cheap spider rings at Walmart for a couple of bucks.
I hope you and your gross little ones love them.
Have a fabulous day!!