These particular Apple Scones were my Autumn offering to my children. After visiting friends’ homes and looking through one too many magazines, my kids wanted to know why we don’t decorate for the seasons. No elaborate fall mantels here. No Halloween table centerpieces or homemade wreaths for the front door. No decorations at all.
I don’t want them to feel like their missing out on anything in their childhood because I’m a single parent, so I try to never offer that as an excuse to them, even when it really is the best reason I’ve got. Because I’m the sole adult in charge of every aspect of making this house run and meeting all of the kids’ needs, there are inevitably limits to my time and resources.
I think that for the most part I do a pretty good job of making my kids feel like they have everything they need and at least some of the things they want. The lack of holiday and seasonal decor, however, is one of the more noticeable gaps. If I have to let something slide, I am okay with it being a seasonally decorated fire place mantel, you know?
But since the kids have been pestering for Autumn and Halloween decorations, I relented just a bit. I’m not getting out my glue gun yet, but I did serve up a platter of these tender, sweet Apple Scones as a peace offering. I then pointed them to the craft closet and handed them all a pair of scissors and a glue stick. [Read More…]