The cookies and Milk Mama

February 5, 2015
If there’s one thing I do well, it’s bake cookies. I may not be able to create recipes or even tweak them, but I hardly EVER botch a batch of cookies. You could call me the follow-the-recipe cookie queen.
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This morning began on a good note with some Krispy Kremes for breakfast, but quickly went down-hill from there.
Tantrum over not wanting to sit on the potty. Cue, irritated mama.
Knocking over little sister. Cue agitated mama.
Making unnecessary mess. Cue impatient mama.
It took me way too long to realize that miss Chelsea’s naughty behavior was a cry for attention and that, instead of getting angry and trying my darndest to finish my sewing project (or anything else for that matter), wasn’t worth the emotional stress or relationship building I was missing out on with my daughter.
After a few desperate texts with my man at work and a phone call with my mama , I put aside my project, put Alexa down for a nap, and played catch, ran races, pretended to be a frog, and sang songs with my oldest daughter until naptime. Cue quality time with baby, followed by project time.
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When Chelsea woke up, I put my project aside once again and we made some of our favorite cookies: Gingersnaps.
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We talked about ingredients, how to measure them, what numbers were used in the cookbook, and rolled the dough balls in the sugar together. We laughed took pictures, sang together, and laughed some more. Who knew that “Mary had a little Dragonfly, whose fleece was white as dah-doh” could be so funny?
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Although, we were having so much fun taking pictures and singing about Mary’s dragonfly that we kind of forgot to set a timer.
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Guess I can’t always have a perfect batch of cookies. Oh well! I’ll take a slightly burnt batch of cookies with a smiling, truly blissful toddler any ‘ol day!
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Moral of the story: Manage your time and project list better, and make sure your little ones know that they mean more to you than some dumb ‘ol project.
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I love you, sweetheart.

3 comments

  1. Did you color your hair? It looks so pretty!

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  2. Love all these pictures! So precious!

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  3. What a beautiful memory you made! Love the pictures! Love you!

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