OH MER GERD OCTOBER IS OVER ON TUESDAY. INSERT PANIC AND PANDEMONIUM.
We’ve been either super busy or super lazy the entire month of October. It’s all extremes here. Which is why I haven’t yet figured out how we’ve managed to get to Halloween so darn fast. As a result, my life is looking very much like Hyperbole and a Half this weekend.
(Allie get us.)
Like, I bought a pumpkin grocery shopping last week, but I’m only carving it now. We hadn’t done the apple picking thing yet. Or decorated for Halloween. Or done a nice fall walk…
I’m totally rocking this. Totally.
On top of this my new kitchen table is still in boxes on my kitchen floor.
Anyway, so ALL THE FALL THINGS. ALL NOW.
On the upside, it’s finally starting to get cool enough to enjoy things like hot chocolate. Except, while it was like 3 degrees on Friday, today it’s… 20. So maybe frozen hot chocolate today, and hot hot chocolate tomorrow!
Whatever the case, fall is like an excuse for whipped cream. And while some people love using whipped cream on pies and such, for me, I gotta be real. It’s 99.999% on my hot drinks. Like my chai tea lattes, my hot chocolate, and my Irish Coffee. The Gay Lea canned whipped creams makes fancy topping super easy when you’ve got guests.
For my kid though, I usually stock the Real Coconut Whipped Cream, which is dairy-free. This time last year, I had hopes that we were going to see the end of his dairy allergies. But it seems that we’re not ready to move on past a tolerance to baked milk just yet. I can be patient. And really, the coconut whipped cream tastes great (probably because it’s real), so that soothes a lot of disgruntlement. Even my friends and I love the coconut one.
But anyways… the boys rush-decorated the house, and I got saddled with the pumpkin. (How does this always happen?) And afterwards, we got together as a family and played Hasbro’s The Pie Face Showdown Game, which is like arm wrestling, except with buttons and whipped cream.
So maybe I haven’t completely bodged this Halloween / Fall Fun thing as a mom yet.
OH MER GERD I NEED TO GO BUY CANDY.
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