I have three kids. My youngest is 3 years old. She is with me all day, everyday. And I mean ALL day. She follows me to the bathroom, helps me in the kitchen, sits with me while I clean. Rarely, I am without my mini me. Lately, I’ve really been paying attention to how much this little child talks! Wow! It’s constant chatter. She’s starts each sentence or new train of thought with “hey mamma”. Just for fun, I thought I’d count how many “hey mamma’s I heard in an hour. Well at 30 minutes, I counted 72! I gave up on my experiment. Really, what’s the point? It’s clear she has a lot to say. There are moments during the day, where I chuckle at all these one-side conversations. Then there are the “mom of the year” moments where I think, can’t we just sit in silence for 5 minutes???? Please? Is that too much to ask? But the truth is, if I had to choose between true silence and 500 “hey mamma’s” in an hour, I’d go for the latter, hands down! There’s is nothing like a 3 year old after all. Often her “hey mamma’s” are followed by ” I love you”. And that’s priceless. One day I will embarrass her and she will run from me. I’m happy we get to hang out so much together right now. Even if I can’t get a word in edgewise!
Malted White Chocolate Popcorn with Robin’s Eggs
6 cups air popped popcorn, kernels removed
2 cups corn chips, crushed
1 package malted candies (either small or large)
2 6oz Packages of White Chocolate Squares
3 Tbs Malted Milk Powder
2 Tbs Shortening
In a large bowl combine popcorn, corn chips and malted milk balls. Melt chocolate in microwave for about 1 minute. Stir. Repeat until completely melted. Add malted milk powder (adjust to taste) and shortening and stir until completely dissolved. Pour over popcorn and stir until chocolate covers as much popcorn as possible. Pour popcorn onto a sheet pan lined with wax paper. Place in fridge until set. Break apart and keep in an air tight container.