Friday, September 26, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Little boys are so much fun; you never know what they are going to say or do next. Dan and I are reading Bringing Up Boys by Dr. James Dobson right now, and it is so funny because he describes little boys in just the right way. There are days when we, as mothers, wonder if it's possible for them to survive until they reach manhood, what with all the scrapes and troubles they get themselves into. In regards to their mouths, though, Jacob has not shut his mouth since we started school. I think that he has expressed every possible thought that has entered his brain. He just can not talk enough; it is every second and every moment of the day, and there are days when I ask God if He can please help me because I don't know if I can make it through all the questions and just endless talk, talk, talk. God's been working a lot of overtime lately at our house.:)LOL Anyway, the other day we were again at the grocery store in the checkout line of all places. Jacob had bought a drink for himself with his own money and was putting his money away, when suddenly, another thought entered his brain from long ago. (Keep in mind that we did not teach him that lottery tickets were ok; some of our family has introduced him to this, much to my dislike, but it's's another teaching moment for us) He piped up loud enough for Moses to hear, "Mommy, I know what I can do with my dollar!!! I can buy a lottery ticket!!!" (All the while holding up his dollar bill) Oh my. Well, everyone was laughing at this point, and I probably grew three shades of red trying to get him to stop talking about it. He just doesn't understand why that is bad because they were so much fun before when he was introduced to them. So, that's just one of the many examples I was talking about. There is never a dull moment with a 6 year old boy and a 10 month old boy in this house!!! But I wouldn't trade my boys for all the quiet boys in the world. There are days when I might consider a bit of duct tape; no, I'm just kidding!:) Don't go crazy when you read that!:) You know you've considered it too! Good night......time for some much needed "quiet" sleep.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Faux Chocolate?

So, last week I went for my weekly trip to the grocery store, and of course, my cravings steered me down that lovely little Halloween candy aisle. Yep, it's that time of year again, the glorious candy season.:) From now through Easter, we will have some of the best candy available to us, which just makes it even more tempting to buy that fattening bag of Hershey's candy. Anyway, I bought a bag of Hershey's Kisses and a bag of Hershey's Minis. What I didn't know, though, is that Hershey's is changing their candy. Did any of you know this? As if we don't have enough fakes in the world, but we have to have our wonderful chocolate candy stripped away from us too?! Hello!!!!! The next morning I watched the Today Show and watched a newspiece on how they have changed their chocolate in all but the Kisses and the flat Hershey's bars; those have remained the same with the ingredient "Cocoa Butter." In their minis and other candies, though, instead of real cocoa butter, they are using vegetable oil. Can you believe that? So, I decided to check it out. I looked at my bags, and sure enough, the minis said vegetable oil, and the kisses said cocoa butter. Keep in mind that the kisses also say "Milk Chocolate," and the minis don't have that on the bag, as the newspiece had said they wouldn't. So, I put them to the taste test; Dan and I both did. The kisses definitely are so much creamier and chocolatey. The minis are just not the same. There is a huge difference! If you don't believe it, try it yourself. Out of all the things to make faux, why chocolate?! Especially Hershey's chocolate, which is supposed to put a smile on our faces? Hmmmmmm..........more like a bigger smile on our hips now!:)

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