I am an ‘all or nothing’ type of person.
A lot of days I spend the entire day in the same outfit I woke up in. No bra, even. Unless I was too lazy to take it off the night before, then it’s just an added bonus because I wake up wearing one the next day. If I do decide to get ready, I go for the whole shebang…but that rarely happens.
Same goes for dinner. I either make a full-on home cooked meal or nothing at all. Justin never knows whether he is coming home to a Thanksgiving meal or a frozen pizza. Or me passed out in my office under my desk because I’m really not a fan of ‘working’….
Today was one of those days that I really felt the urge to GO FOR IT! However, I got completely derailed when I walked into Trader Joe’s and saw that they had all their Thanksgiving goodies in stock. After working for Trader Joe’s for five years and robbing the demo sample station every shift, I’m shocked I didn’t remember the timing of their Thanksgiving foods.
I purchased a huge piece of turkey, a box of stuffing, and butternut squash with creamed spinach. It looked so divine that I decided to follow it up with a dessert for Haydan and I. (Justin hates sweets. Freak.)
I couldn’t wait to tell Haydan about the awesome dessert I’d planned. She has a sweet tooth the size of Texas. She came home from school and I told her the good news. However, she did not at all see it that way:
Smash: Guess what I got us!?!?!
Smash: I got us a special dessert for tonight!
Haydan: Really? Oh! You are the best mom ever!
Smash: Yes, I agree! I got us….STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE!!
Haydan: What??? That is horrible!
Smash: What are you talking about? How is that horrible? It’s one of my favorites!
Haydan: So we are going to eat her?! We are going to eat Strawberry Shortcake?
Smash: Ah, now I’m following. No, we are not going to eat Strawberry Shortcake the cartoon character, we are going to eat strawberry shortcake, the food.
Haydan: Can I eat her leg?
Smash: What? No. I don’t think you’re following me. Strawberry Shortcake is also a food. WE. ARE. NOT. EATING. A. PERSON.
So, needless to say, I had to put the entire dessert together before she understood what was happening. I think she was a bit relieved when she saw that I wasn’t serving Strawberry Shortcake, the character, on a platter.