If you have a two and a half year old, you know what I mean when I say that you never quite know how your weekend is going to go. It could be a giggle fest with rainbows and butterflies. Or it could be the complete opposite.
This weekend was a bit of a mixture. For some reason Jansen is a lovely bundle of joy with all of his grandparents, but as soon as we do the trade off, the happy mask comes off. I’m not really sure what that says about us as parents. But everything he says is in a whiny tone, he is constantly “Up, mommy! I want up!!!!,” and he hates Rookie. It is exhausting.
We started Saturday morning by cleaning his playroom. Jansen is allergic to cleaning his playroom. He thinks that if he puts his toys away then he cannot play with them. I tried to explain that it is the opposite. If he cleans his playroom, he can actually FIND the toys he wants to play with. It was a long process and I just kept saying, “Would you rather throw that away? We can put it where it belongs or throw it away.” That did the trick.
That evening we went to our friends’ house to celebrate his 30th birthday. I love when we go to houses that also have toddlers so that they don’t think our kid is on some sort of drugs.
Anyways, it was a good time. But really all I need to tell you is that I made these delicious goodies called Saltine Surprises. I know I have talked about these before but it was about 3 years ago and I have pretty much lost all of those blog readers by now. A friend of mine from childhood used to make these and I loved her for it. Just make them, I promise you will not be sorry.
1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 bag of chocolate chips
Line a jelly roll pan with foil. Lay the saltines out in one layer, salt side up. In a small saucepan, bring the butter and sugar to a boil. Keep it at a rolling boil and stir for about 2-3 minutes, then pour it over the crackers. Bake in a 350 oven for 8-9 minutes. When it is down, take it out of the oven and pour the entire bag of chocolate chips over the crackers. Let it sit for about 30 seconds and then spread it our with a spatula like frosting. Put the pan in the fridge until it is set, about one hour. Take it out and break it into cookie-sized pieces.
Then come back here and tell me how delicious they are.