We've all heard about those kind of kids...
The ones whose pictures float across the internet of them covered in diaper cream while standing in a gallon of spilled milk. Or THAT kid who flush wallets, watches, and other valuables down the toilet...Or worse yet, swallows them.
Or how about that kids who screams like a baby piglet when they don't get their way in the store...seriously? Whose child is that?
Before I had kids, I remember thinking to my self, "How on earth did that child end up in THAT situation?! Wasn't anyone watching the kid?" (For example; diaper cream switch.) Or, "Seriously, those parents are the WORST parents ever to have that screaming kid! If that was my child..."
And then one day, I birthed THAT child.
The child who finds her self in the most unbelievable messiest situations when I run to the bathroom. The child who shoves a pearl in her ear. The child who screams like a piglet when she wants G-U-M at the store...
The child who whenever they see a glass full of liquid HAS to dump it all over my open and perfectly working computer...And then play with it.
AND THEN, when you take that computer to the store to get fixed, said child throws a major tantrum on the floor because she wanted G-U-FLIPPEN-M.
I love THAT child.
I love that child's multiple kisses and hugs. I love her funny phrases, songs, and noises, (most of them.)
I love that child's bubbly, bright, and silly personality. That sneaky smile and the way she closes her eyes, bows her head, and folds those chubby arms when she says her prayers.
I love that child more than life it self...
Even if she cost me $234983749.98 to fix my dang computer. (And all my pictures, videos, programs...etc.) #yup
Please continue to be THAT child. And I promise I'll continue to be one of THOSE parents.
Now...For some much needed cookie dough balls ya?
(I shared a picture of these cookies on my Facebook page and the results were outstanding! I knew I had to share the recipe with all of you! xo)
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls
These don't last long in our household! They are perfect for a quick pick me up, since they are full of protein! They also work great for treats in kids school lunches! Either way you eat, enjoy!
1 c. raw peanuts
1/2 c. oats
2 TB. honey
2 TB. maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. chocolate chips (or more if needed)
In a food processor or blender, add peanuts and blend until a fine flour comes together to form a dough. (Don't process after that or you will get peanut butter!!) Note: Don't process all ingredients together because the mixture won't turn out. You will get a cookie crumble, which is totally fine, but it won't form into balls!
Next add the rest of the ingredients, besides chocolate chips, and blend until combined. (Not too much blending!)
Add the chocolate chips and pulse a few times to mix.
Using a small cookie scoop, make balls and keep in the fridge or freezer!
Makes 14-16 small balls!
THAT child loves these PB cookie dough balls.
And THAT child makes a huge mess when she eats them, and then dumps her milk all over the place to top it off...
I love that child.