Ah, the holidays are here and the potential for fun with your family is endless. Unless you’re
crazy a little uptight, a terrible cook/baker/example in patience and suffering from one of your roughest days of morning sickness thus far. Somehow we made it through and even had some yummy treats to enjoy together…turns out this once my not following the directions actually didn’t ruin the dough. Merry Christmas to me!
DO read the directions carefully when making the dough. If you don’t….
DON’T be surprised (or offended for that matter, because—let’s face it—he’s right) when your sassy kid says, “You’re not a mom. Moms know how to cook!”
DO let your kids help measure and pour the ingredients. (If you’re really sneaky, you can teach them some math along the way.)
DON’T leave the spices open (especially next to dinner) or leave the extra butter on the counter (unless you’re actually ok with your 2-year old opening it and eating it like a popsicle appetizer).
DO choose gingerbread cookies if you’re in the throes of morning sickness. The dough smells so bad you won’t be tempted to eat it, but the finished product is really tasty and has nausea-fighting properties.
DON’T rely too heavily on those nausea-fighting properties.
DO forget everything Martha ever taught you. No, really. Everything.
DON’T look when your 4-year old is “carefully” spreading frosting and applying sprinkles.
DO plan to stick to the floor for awhile.
DON’T forget to enjoy the moment (even if it does make you cringe from time to time).
Has your family enjoyed any holiday decorating/baking/celebrating? Do you have any funny or sweet moments to share in the comments? I certainly hope so!