Fall time at our house. A time for cozy reading, snuggly sweaters, beautiful colors in the world outside, blahdy blah blah...and more sugar than is good for you.
Crimson, russet, burnt sienna, tawny, scarlet ~ you name the red hue, it's been on a leaf around here. I'll never get used the PURE FAB that is autumn leaf time. I blew Julia's mind the other day when I told her that when I was a little girl in Hawaii, there were no fall leaves that changed. She couldn't believe it! As amazingly fantastic as the weather is in Hawaii, I used to resent our warm, sunny, and green Christmases. I wanted snow. I wanted to be in England, strolling the moors. Now? I'd take a Hawaiian warm Christmas in a hot minute. Paradise is wasted on the young....
Anyhoo, we've got ourselves some Halloween decor, some blanket forts....AND SOME HELLO KITTY SPOOKY CHOCOLATE. That's not too exciting though. Because it's actually SUPER AMAZINGLY EXCITING!!
What else...oh since this post seems to be just me shilling for Hello Kitty and the Hawaiian tourism industry, let's pause a second and all take a Target appreciation moment. Julia lives and breathes her Harajuku Mini Halloween t-shirt. She looooves it! She liiiives in it! I waaaaash it a lot! And since I'm a huge sucker who will fall for anything cute placed in the checkout line, I saw the Frankenberry cereal there and thought oh how fun. She's into monsters right now. I'll get some.
Friends, it's gross. Like, it's not even good sugar cereal. Want to hear a story? I wasn't allowed sugary fun cereal when I was little. So when I went to college, I started at one end of the cereal aisle and mowed my way on down the rows, one box of sugar cereal at a time. Let that be a cautionary tale for you parents out there ~ deny all you like, but one day, your kids WILL get into the sugar cereals. (And they will also get into the Twinkies.)
But I am sad to report that the Frankenberry cereal was a disappointment. Andrew told me I should have gone for the Count Chocula. Lesson learned!
I feel like I've given very wise counsel of deep profundity today. Target is good. Frankenberry cereal is bad. The weather in Hawaii is Very Nice Indeed, although autumn leaves are Also Very Lovely. Everyone needs some Hello Kitty hot chocky. And perhaps also this: