Making a Memory

Posted on | December 10, 2010 | 5 Comments

So you know how I wanted to make memories with J?  Here’s one I hadn’t anticipated.

All the way home from “school” today, I told J how he was going to get to “Sprinkle” cookies when we got home. I told him that I would help him make them very pretty. We got home, ate dinner, then he had his bath while the oven pre-heated. Then, when the cookies were all laid out pretty, I sat him in his high chair and showed him how to “sprinkle” the red and green sugar. He loved it.

And I mean he LOVED it. He couldn’t get enough of the red and green sugar shakers. It was like love at first sight. There was so much sugar on those cookies that I nearly went into a diabetic coma just looking at them. But eventually, the sugar shaking had to come to an end. And that is when I realized my mistake.

See, J LOVED those cookies. He loved them like he had made them out of thin air and they were his. All his. And he couldn’t fathom that anything would ever take those cookies away from him.

Especially not Mommy.

I didn’t think this through, guys. He loved those things. Taking them away to put in the oven was like decapitating Winnie the Pooh. He was inconsolable.

Doesn’t he look pitiful? I felt bad and also laughed. A lot. He looks like he’s saying “WHY?!?!?!” in his best Nancy Kerrigan impersonation.

Moral of the story? Have some cookies pre-baked to soothe the tears.


5 Responses to “Making a Memory”

  1. Ginger
    December 10th, 2010 @ 11:51 pm

    Poor guy…but I'll say it's also really funny. (In that kids are funny because they don't understand things yet way).

  2. Kim
    December 11th, 2010 @ 3:48 am

    Totally laughing with you!! And if we can't laugh at our kids, who CAN we laugh at??

  3. Metta1313
    December 11th, 2010 @ 4:39 am

    I laughed at that last picture before I saw that you wrote you laughed. I mean any good mom has to laugh when there kid pulls that…right?

  4. erobell
    December 11th, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    This is so cute – we forget sometimes that kid form an attachment to things they have created.

    This is one for the baby book!

    He is so sweet -he looks so much like you!!!

  5. Tami
    December 12th, 2010 @ 5:34 am

    I agree with Kim! If we can't laugh at our kids… who can we laugh at?
    PS: Your blog ROCKS!!!

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