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Happy Valentine’s Day

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.

Decorating fun?


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.

3 thoughts on “Happy Valentine’s Day”

  1. this is the kind of post that takes me back 25 years since this is EXACTLY how it would have turned out for me with Kevin and Mike, love you, ml

  2. i know, the road to arts, crafts and cookie decorating with boys is always paved with good intentions but usually winds up with some blood on it instead.

  3. so glad that the cookie decorating was fun 🙂 I have to say the cul-de-sac event was not expected…hope the cars bandaids and valentines cookies helped afterwards

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