I think I am pretty damned funny. I am the gal who says something and then laughs. I guess you aren't supposed to laugh at your own jokes. Whatever. But even MORE sometimes I think something then laugh. Those are the rough moments….there is no explaining your way out of that and people start using terms like “multiple personality” and “keep your kids away from her”. *sigh*
I was trooping around the city with my double stroller, JJ and Montana on a sunny crisp autumn morning. All of the sudden someone stunk to high hell so we popped into the Nordstrom bathroom where I felt ok about changing the twins. There was a woman there in the lounge area. “Twins!!!!!” her eyes lit up, I think she even drooled a little. She was washing her dentures in the sink….I feel compelled to share this with you to let you have an idea approx age and amount of public savvy we are dealing with.
“Yes” I smiled at her and started my dipe changing process. “Are they natural?” she asks. Umm….no, I built them out of batteries and chucky dolls. Of course my kids are natural. But what she WANTS to know is if I used fertility methods and got twins. This, of course, is not her business. BUT, I am a blogger and I have been sharing my journey for years, and if you read my blog you would know I used IVF, and every other form of fertility asisstance. I am very ok with this. I am an advocate for assisted reproduction. I am happy to field questions and send you in the direction of a great physician. I mean this. Email me, send me a FB request, IG me. (did I miss anything??)
“Yes! They sure are!” I lied. At which point I avoid Brandie's face (my friend who is with me) otherwise we will both lose it. “Oh! Do twins run in your family?” “No!” I reply. “We are the first to have them!” I also smile at her. My dirty lying smile.
“How old are you?” she asks. Really? I am thinking. Are you kidding me? Where is the camera? “32! Still very young!” I reply. At this point I am expecting Brandie to fall out of her chair. This would be en even bigger lie. A lie on par with white collar crime. I could get sent to Federal Prison this lie is so big. She eyeballs me…searching my face for lines, wear and tear…..then relplies “Well you could have more if you wanted!” END SCENE.
So…as a wrap up to my lies, I do want to tell you that I really don't mind if people ask. Twins are that interesting phenomenon that people want to understand. It is neat. My kids are special. I get it and I agree.
I also think pie is special, particularly when it tastes good and is easy to make, like this fluffy butterscotch pie. I know it is not made of gourmet products, but it is easy. It tastes very good and I actually used fat free products to lighten it up and it took very little time……
SIMPLE KITCHEN BUTTERSCOTCH PIE
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant butterscotch pudding mix
2 cups milk
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust (Or make your own crust like I did so it wasnt a TOTALLY processed item.
2 tablespoons butterscotch ice cream topping
In a large bowl, mix pudding mix and milk according to package directions. Fold half of the whipped topping into pudding. Pour mixture into graham cracker crust. Spread remaining whipped topping on top of pudding layer. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour.
Serve cold with a drizzle of butterscotch topping over top of pie. I ran my knife along the top to make it look fancy