Monday, February 16, 2009
A sweet smile before indulging on the cookies she just cut
Can you see the flour all over her face (and the bugars)? That was her favorite part- making a mess.
All growing up my mom let me have Valentines, Halloween and birthday parties. We would make sugar cookies, pull taffy, and play games, she always went all out. I have such great memories of making sugar cookies. So, this year was a new experience for me of being the mom making sugar cookies and it wasn't as fun as I remember. I felt like we were in the kitchen all day!!! The girls had fun at first getting flour all over and using the cookie cutters, but after about 5 minutes Maile wanted to eat every dough cookie she cut out and Emmy just played with the dough and ruined all the cookies that had been cut. We made no progress for the first half hour. Once we finally had them all cut and baked the decorating process began, luckily Emmy was napping by now. Maile just wanted to lick all the frosting and dig her fingers through the frosted ones claiming she was spreading the sprinkles around. So seriously about 4 hours later we finally finished decorating the last of the cookies and I was burnt out but of course the kitchen table and floor were covered with flour, dough, and sprinkles, and plenty of dishes to clean, mouths and hands to wash. It seems like I have those moments quite a bit where you have such great memories as a kid of doing things and once you play a different role, it is a whole new experience sometimes great in a different way (like Christmas and Disneyland), but other times like the sugar cookies it isn't quite as great as you remember and I think this will be a once a year thing, cause maybe I'll have forgotten how draining it was this year. Times like this also reemphasize just how great my mom was to let 9 kids do things like this. I also understand now why my mom hates making sugar cookies and never does anymore.
Aaron spoiled us girls with candy and flowers.