To my daughter’s future spouse,
First, let me start off by saying, thank you for loving my daughter and marrying her. I hope you make each other happy for a lifetime. You are marrying a wonderful woman – I’m sure she will be as lovely and as sweet as an adult as she is as a child.
That said, let me get to the point.
I want to apologize to you. For that problem with your ears. The one that has probably, by the ripe old age of 35, has caused you to either (A) go crazy or (B) need hearing aides. I know I should have warned you of my daughters’ propensity for language and the increased and abundant rate at which she uses it.
But then, if you knew how much she really talked, we might not be having this conversation right now. Hence my neglect in telling you that you will never get a word in and you should just give up trying.
I remember one hot summer day when my daughter was six we were on our way to have dinner. From the moment we left our house, through the car ride, and across the parking lot, she never stopped talking. I remember looking at my husband with one of those looks only a husband and wife can have; the ones that speak volumes. I think mine said “Holy Cow. She hasn’t shut up for 15 minutes. Will the noise ever stop?”
His probably said “This is your fault. I should have known what I was in for when I married you.”
Anyway, one thing you can probably do to stop her from talking is to feed her. It works for me.
These Carrot Cake Pops might be the perfect thing. Because I’m sure she’s over that whole picky-eater thing by this point.
Or maybe not. But no matter, you should make these anyway. Because they are delicious. Amazing. The moist cake-cream-cheese-frosting flavor inside a house of white chocolate? Priceless. Even better because of the crunch from the nuts that hits your mouth first.
They are quite large and require lots of bites. Feed her one and have five minutes of peace.
Your future mother-in-law
Yield: about two dozen pops, depending on size.
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