Saurus said something hilarious yesterday and I thought “I have to write this one down”. Which meant that I immediately forgot it and have spent the last 24 hours trying in vain to remember what it was. I have a feeling it had to do with him calling someone beautiful. Or not beautiful. That’s sort of a theme, apparently.
Saurus (two days ago as I was putting on jeans and a t-shirt): Mama, is that what you’re wearing.
Saurus: Oh. Are you sure you want to wear that?
Me: Yes. Why? Does it look bad?
Saurus: Yes. Your don’t look very good.
Me: Huh. A) That’s impolite and B) very honest. What’s wrong with it?
Saurus: It’s not a dress. You should always wear a dress. All girls should wear dresses all the time because it makes them look very beautiful.
Me: You’re wearing pinstripe shorts and a spiderman shirt. You don’t get to talk.
Saurus: I dressed myself. I like this shirt. I look very handsome, Mom.
Me: You do you, bro.
This kid. He kills me. And yes, I did change into a dress. Because my 4-year-old gave me massive insecurities about my wardrobe choices. Thanks, kid.
Anyway, so happy it’s fall around here. We spent nearly all summer sweating, traveling, letting the yard die, and working so are embracing the cooler weather and family time with open arms. Starting with snacktime. And not yard work. Obviously. Saurus loves to add sugar to just about everything (he’d give Buddy the Elf a run for his money if I let him) so setting out cups of sugared dipping options for his apples pretty much makes his day. Then the apples just become a vehicle for delivering marshmallow fluff and sprinkles and no actual apples are consumed. But whatever. I’m personally a big fan of the caramel + oreo bits combo. To each their own.
And it’s something easy to keep on-hand and pull out of the fridge for snack/party time. Which is a multiple-times-a-day thing around here.
Core and slice several varieties of apples and put them on wooden skewers. Because toddlers love handles. And need them. Trust me on this one.
(Pro tip: rinsing the sliced apples in ginger ale helps keep them from browning.)
Here are our favorite dipping/topping options but you go on with your bad self and find your own. You do you, bro.
-caramel sauce :: I pretty much always keep a batch of the caramel sauce from this recipe in the fridge
-marshmallow fluff :: recipe here
-nutella :: duh.
-peanut butter :: also duh.
-hot fudge sauce :: the hot fudge from the same cupcake post (here.) also can usually be found somewhere at the house
-those crunchy things you put on ice cream. Does anyone know what these are actually called??
-crushed graham crackers