We all do what we can. Today, I made sure to spend time with Ryan as I made several dozen cookies for a cookie exchange tomorrow. Honestly, I probably wouldn't have included him in the baking pre-tragedy. Isn't that sad? I would have thought about how much he would have gotten in the way, what a mess he would have made and how I'd have to answer a million questions about what we were doing. I don't like admitting that, but this is what a tragedy does. It gives you a much needed new perspective.
He didn't get in the way, and he didn't make a big mess and he didn't ask a million questions. He did, though, laugh and smile and sing "Jinger Bells."
It was his first real time helping me out and we had a great time.Although he was very skeptical of the electric mixer, he ultimately made nice and we got some good eats to show for it.
|Look at that smile!|
|Did a great job mixing|
|"Um, ma, what's this thing?|
|Crunching the corn flakes for the cookies.|
|Delicious Cherry Winks (recipe compliments of my late Grandma Mac)|
|Bags of cookies for my first ever cookie exchange|
I have a fun surprise in store for my little family tonight. It's going to be really fun. More to come on that....