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Life is crazy, right? Kyle keeps saying, “Just wait for XYZ until when our lives are normal for at least a year before you do XYZ thing!” Which completely blows my mind because life is never normal. What on earth is normal, anyway? And will our lives ever be settled or normal? We always seem to be in a constant tide of moving or new jobs or illnesses or illnesses or illnesses or illnesses or . . . Sorry, had to booty bump the broken record player there. It just feels like the issues are never-ending and when one thing resolves itself, another one crops up.
I feel lucky that we adopted a grain free lifestyle a few years ago, but we haven’t been 100% because we eat out a lot and who likes to avoid grains while eating out? Not I, said the chubby middle aged mom! With Grady’s recent health troubles and Celiac Disease diagnosis, we’ve had to go from lackadaisical gluten free to completely serious and neurotic. It has heaped tons of stress onto our already stressful lives. It has caused our other two children to have a shocking and completely Star Wars Rebels type reaction to the issues at hand.
I try using aversion tactics in moments like these. Styles has been yammering on non-stop about the new Star Wars Rebels show on Disney XD. he even started rebuilding some of his Star Wars LEGOs in preparation.
For Grady I cooked up some new treats that make him feel like he’s eating gluten-filled treats, but he’s not! He has been so precious asking “Does it have dlooten in it, Mommy?” When I let him know that there is no gluten in whatever food it is he’s asking about, he smiles and starts shaking in excitement before throwing his arms around my legs and saying, “Thank you, Mommy!” as though I created the food special for him with no gluten in it, even when it’s something like a fresh fruit.
Our local Walmart is a little crazy. It’s like a tourist trap with an airbrushing stand and about 85 aisles of tourist trap souvenirs like plastic snow globes – nothing says “Florida” quite like a snowglobe, right? – and bags of shells that say “Destin” on the bag. Our toy situation is a two aisle little afterthought thrown into the back of the store. Luckily, I only had to walk in the door to find the new Star Wars Rebels DVD that is completely exclusive to Walmart from October 3 – 13.
I was suuuuper bummed that my store didn’t have this majorly sweet Inquisitor Lightsaber by Hasbro, but I ordered one online and it should be here any day now. I really can’t wait to see Grady chase Madilyn around with it. I probably should consider wrapping my TV in bubble wrap, right?
The Star Wars Rebels Millennium Falcon Vehicle is sold out online and I couldn’t find a spot for it in my local Walmart, but if you’re able to get ahold of one, please let me know. I’ll have you ship it to Grady on my behalf. I’m pretty sure he’d forget all about his limited diet after receiving this bad boy. Check the toy section at your local Walmart for all of the super great toys by Hasbro including the Star Wars Command Star Destroyer.
So basically, my kids are spoiled. There. I said it. Every time something crazy happens, I over compensate by buying them something. Perhaps that’s why the littles’ room looks like the Joplin tornado hit it on a daily basis. But without those little “happys” as I like to call them, there wouldn’t be any sweet moments like this.
How often do you get to see the very children who have a love/hate relationship bonding over their new Star Wars slippers?
If you’re looking for some delicious snacks for someone you love who has Celiac Disease, you’ll be happy to know that Kraft marshmallows, plain M&Ms, and Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn kernels are all gluten-free.
I created this fun Star Wars Rebels inspired popcorn ball recipe for you to eat with your kids while you watch the new Star Wars Rebels DVD in the comfort of your own home. It’s quick and easy and everyone in your family will thank you, guaranteed.