So, I decided, on a whim, that we girls needed to make cookies today. Less than an hour before naptime, my oldest and I decided on Peanut Butter cookies. So we made them.
We measured and mixed, combined and stirred. She was elated to turn on the mixer. What a helper! I decided that she should be the one to put the criss-crosses on the cookies. It was so cute teaching her!
“First this way,” I said, “and then this way.” I showed her with a few cookies, and then let her go to work. With each cookie that I put on the sheets, I’d hear her say quietly, “First dis way, den dis way.” She reminds me so much of myself at that age–sometimes it scares me! Because I know her spirit and her heart are probably very similar to mine. What a huge responsibility to guard and form them!
It’s all about the simple things. Spending time with my little sweetie was wonderful! And what a good helper!
|First this way, then that way.|