Week 9 - Why Saying "Who Cares?" Is Very Important.
Sometimes we worry about the strangest things. For example, what other people think of us or the scent of air freshener for our car. Neither makes a bit of difference in the grand scheme of the universe. When it comes right down to it, most things don't matter.
I specifically get into a nasty habit of worrying about what other people think of me as a parent. It's exhausting and a waste of energy. Last night, I found myself comparing myself to other working parents. My process of reflection is directly tied to the fact that being a parent is emotionally taxing, exhausting and joyful all at the same time. It doesn't matter how hard we work at being parents; it can seem like other parents have it all. These parents appear to be superhuman. They have super careers, mega perfect homes, always feed their kids low sugar organic foods and have children who listen and line up like the von Trapp family. It makes me doubt my abilities in being human and a parent. That's when I say to myself: "Does it matter if I appear to be superhuman?" "I'm not supermom, and I don't claim to be one." So, "Who cares?!" In the spirit of "Who cares!?" I whipped up some homemade granola bars that are full of sugar, are not organic and will rot just about anyone's insides
If you are a parent and feeling a little less than superhuman, try these "Who Cares!? Granola Bars." They are sweeter than a honey hive, more chocolatey than Willy Wonka and are sure to remind us that saying "Who Cares!?" is a crucial part to busting that superhuman parenting myth.
"Who Cares!" Granola Bars
- 1 cup sun butter
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup coconut chips
- 1 cup chocolate cereal
- 6 oz dark chocolate chips
- 6 oz white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1 cup freeze dried raspberries
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a 8" x 8" baking pan with parchment. Place all the Ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined.
Step 2: Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool and place in the freezer for an hour. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container in the freezer.
Until tomorrow Shoulder Shrugs.