I long ago let go of the dream that my boys would ever want to decorate cookies. The first time I attempted this activity Full Speed was three and his interest was zero. Therefore I went into my Valentine cookie making experience with very low expectations.
I was pleasantly surprised. They both really got into it. It was a little chaotic and I was thankful that Mad Dog was on hand to help. Once the cookies were bedazzled with glittery sugar and hearts, we set out to deliver some to our neighbors.
The boys loved this even more than decorating.
I was so pleased with myself.
Spreading some love to friends?
Finding common ground with my two boys?
Check and check.
That is until Full Speed for no apparent reason grabbed hold of T.Puzzle’s arm, spun him in a wicked circle and threw him to the asphalt of our cul-de-sac. There was blood and wailing to boot.
Maybe next year will be my year. We will get through cookie decorating AND cookie delivery without any violence.
All you need is love and a good set of Cars band-aids on hand in case one of your kids inexplicably loses his mind and tries to maim the other.
Give peace a chance.
- Valentine’s Day Cupcakes: Three Lovely Recipes (education.com)