I need to know something…how come when our kids are little and they tell us “no” we find it unacceptable. I shouldn’t presume to think that you are the same way, so please forgive…
But, when MY children don’t want something…say lasagna for dinner, they say, “no, I don’t want that”. Or if I ask them if they want to wear the blue shirt for school and they say, “No”… I get agitated. I want them to say yes..to be agreeable…but when kids don’t want something they don’t hesitate to let you know.
I am sure that I was the same way as a child.
But somewhere along the way I, as I am sure many of you, turned into a “Yes” person.
Would you please bake 3,000 cookies for a school function? Umm, sure yes.
Can you coordinate this event that is going to take you weeks and weeks and hours and hours? Sure, why not!
I need someone to practice my knife throwing skills at, can you help? Ok, I’ll be right over.
Now I should say no, no and hell no. But I say yes. And complain about it.
I don’t know if I am afraid to hurt people’s feelings or if I still have that desperate junior high mentality of wanting to people to like me.
I am sure there is some sciencey reason why I have turned into a yes person. Probably some really smart person spent lots of money at school figuring it out…but where is he now in my time of need?
But, I mean really…I eat cotton candy, own sparkly sneakers, and still want a My Little Pony. I am basically a kid…why can I not say no?
So I am making a deal with myself here and now. I am going to be more like my 6 year old…
Yep, that’s right…just you wait…
Do I want to go to your “Jewelry Party”? Nope, I sure don’t!
Do I want to come over and help you paint? Yeah, that’s a no.
Do I want to bake 3,000 cookies for a school function? Well, actually I do. I love cookies…so that will stay a yes.
But anyway, you get my drift.
So, cheers to saying “No”
Now, I won’t let you throw knives at my head…but how about knives in truffles? That I will say yes to!
These truffles are super easy. I used Bakerella’s recipe, you should too.
Crumble the cake…
After they have chilled dip them into white candy bark. Before the candy sets stick in a cute little sugar knife. Mine are Wilton brand that I found at my local craft store, but here’s a link if you can’t find them.
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