I've been making a lot of things this past few weeks.... birthday stuff, hair bows, plates.... While I do love making stuff, I felt exhausted and wanted to STOP!!
Then I saw this.... and my heart melted!
Usually Matthew when wants to make cookies or something, he'll help add a few ingredients, and then he's done... have fun finishing up and cleaning up mom, I'm off to play super heroes.... but ya know, he's older now, and those turkeys don't require as many steps as making cookies from scratch- the bonus is, you can stop when the kids are ready to stop- no need to feel like you're being wasteful if you don't finish" all of the ingredients are eatable on their own (which is also a bonus for little workers to keep working and snacking....).
Still, just to be sure, I had some assistance with lunch today:
He did great- the best cheese ripper I've worked with in a long time (hardy har-har)
So intensely was he working... I was even told that I'd better stop taking pictures because I was messing him up... :)
While I think we'll try a variation of the turkey cookies Shi mastered, I'm excited that my little guy is finally ready to try to create something again... I'll bet even Sophia will get in on the action...
I think we'll plan on making these on Thanksgiving day and ringing some to Erik's Aunt and Uncle- if the attention doesn't divert to super hero stuff right after the first cookie is made. :)