Oooh, that's beautiful! What MamaChicken said-- how did you do that? Was it with one of those stepping stone kits? Because at AC Moore or Michael's, they have 40%-off coupons every week and it'd be like $8. That would be so fun to make.
So, ds has been UBER, uber snarky again. He had such a horrid day on Friday that it was like 7:30am to 9:30pm before he decided to be Hyde again. Jekyll took over for the whole day Talk about frustrating and tiring. I had to ground him and because of that, we missed out on a "date" with friends of ours, my best friend and her dd (who is ds's best friend) who we hadn't seen since our trips away. Which means aside from punishing ds, we ALL got punished. Sometimes I really, really hate parenting
So I don't know if it's pre-adolescent snark (he's only TEN, for crying out loud! If it's this bad now, what are the teen years going to look like?) or a med that needs adjusting...it might be a delayed reaction to me being away, and his own trip, it might be any or all of those things. Plus he's trying a new med, so that might be it, too. Sigh.
I have been slack about this for years, but I have decided to consciously try to cut down on HFCS and artificial colors in the house. I have been half-paying attention, but not really much at all, since most of what we eat really doesn't have an issue with it, but like-- for instance, my fave canned spaghetti sauce has HFCS in all the flavors but one. So at the store today, I bought that one, even though it's not my favorite. And I'm not eating it at the moment anyway, and ds doesn't notice which one, so that one it is.
He's really bummed that I'm cutting down/out on the candy, though. We have this big bin of it and he gets to choose some each day for his dessert, but no more. I'm letting this run out, and I will check the poor stores every time I shop, and if they have the organic candies w/o coloring, I will stock up, but no more super-sour things, or what-not. Now and then, but not living in the house. He'll get used to it. I'll have to start baking more. I wish he liked chocolate! That would be so easy to keep around. Oh well.