treats // tricks

September 30, 2016


1) The Goose Island Oktoberfest I just drank.  I love the idea of pumpkin beer, but they always start to taste too syrupy about halfway through.  Not this Oktoberfest.  Per the label:  “Pleasant hints of dried apricot and toffee aroma.”  It has a slightly spicy fall-ish flavor, but is not cloying at all.  Recommend 🙂

2) Movie night.  Love this Friday treat for the kids (comes w/ built-in break for me!).  They are watching DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year for the 99th time.

3) Shopkins.  Okay not for me but for Annabel.  She is obsessed.  Not obsessed enough to actually, say, go to bed on time (which is what she is supposed to do to ‘earn’ them).  But almost.  Maybe tonight!  I can dream . . .

4) Headspace.  I finished the free 10 sessions and was impressed enough to sign up.  It really does feel like a treat to sit for 10 minutes each morning.

5) 3 day weekend!!  We’re off Monday for Rosh Hashanah — woohoo!  Last year I didn’t take off and regretted it because there is a lot of family celebration that I missed out on.



1) I am so over this weather.  UGH.  I know that in December it will be really nice and I will be thrilled not to have to deal with — well — winter.  But October in South Florida is just . . . well, see for yourself.  BLAHH.

2) I can’t really think of anything else.  Other than the aforementioned fact that Annabel has decided that she is done with going to bed before 9.  I am really hoping it is a phase . . . (accompanying details in case anyone is wondering: she is almost 4-and-1/2, no naps since age 3, and she wakes up between 6:30 and 7 most days).
Happy weekend!  I hope the weather is less humid+stormy where you are.


  • Reply Wendy March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I think it could be a phase. I have a 7 year old who goes to bed at around 8:30. But as a baby he was a terrible napper. He has gone through phases of super-early wake ups (months and months of 5am), and late bed times (playing in his room or wanting to be snuggled until 10+). I don’t know that we did anything other than live though it (I might have been too tired to think logically about it).

  • Reply Priyanka March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I was having similar bedtime issues with my four year old, I am sure it’s a phase. Just stick with your regular schedule and she will get the idea that you will not bend. I don’t know if it was sheer luck but it worked in our case.

  • Reply Ana March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Ugh bedtime. Just commiseration today. I’m trying to bribe B to stay in bed, and its also not working. ts like a switch goes off as soon as we turn off the light & say goodnight—he even looks tired & snuggles in his covers during stories. He can be perfectly reasonable all day and then BOOM, he loses his damn mind at bedtime and just refuses to stay in bed and starts demanding movies & treats & playing.
    That beer sounds delicious! Hope you are enjoying your day off, happy holidays!

  • Reply Erica March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I tried to buy that Goose Island Oktoberfest when i went grocery shopping yesterday morning … but was denied because it was before noon on a Sunday! [AHHHH]. I’ll head over to the store tonight to pick it up!! 🙂 We love Family Movie Night on Fridays. I’m so fried at the end of the week it’s a nice break.

    That’s what our weather was like the last two weeks! Ugh!

    Good luck with Annabel! G has one or two days a week like that but mostly we’re in bed by 8. It’s better on the days he’s super active.

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