I put off the sugar cookies for the first 2 weeks of December because I was afraid the mess would endanger my sanity, which would in turn leave my kids scarred, causing them to grow up and hate Christmas and/or sugar cookies. I just wasn’t sure it was worth the risk.
But I’m a wild and crazy person and I hate to let myself be ruled by irrational fears or OCD, so we decided that today was the day. I was on my own with all the big ones gone, but I didn’t let that stop me. I whipped up a double batch of sugar cookie dough, poured a tall glass of milk, and called the little ones into the kitchen.
No, she doesn’t have smudges on her face from making cookies. This poor child always looks like this. I wash her face every 20 minutes all day long, but you’d never know it. Good thing she’s so cute.
I never noticed in real life, but in photos my hands look just like my mom’s. I hope my kids will look down at their own hands someday and have sweet memories of doing things with their mom.
Gold sugar sprinkles for the bells and stars, red for the candy canes, green for the wreaths. We’ll add stripes, dots and other details with white icing later. No, I’m not a control freak. Why do you ask?
See? Not a control freak. I let her mix gold, red and green for her stars. Well, the last three stars. All the others were done correctly.
He takes his food seriously, and he thoroughly agrees that cookies ought to be decorated in their proper colors. He’s on my side.
More sweet stuff: this boy is so sweet we call him Sweet Pickle. I know his ears stick out, but that doesn’t keep all the girls from falling for him. I don’t just mean his sisters. Everywhere I go, he flirts with the ladies and makes each one feel special. “Did you see that,” I hear them whisper. “He’s so cute, and he smiled at me!”
Puppies are almost as sweet as kids making sugar cookies. Want one? A puppy, I mean, not a cookie – though we would be happy to include free cookies with the purchase of any puppy. Purebred Golden Retrievers for $350 to $400, ready just in time for Christmas, and we’ll throw in lunch if you come pick up your Christmas pup in person.
While I’m selling you stuff, we still have tanks. Really cool remote control tanks, 2/$45 including shipping. They’re in my living room. Please take them.
And a few sweet deals, if you’re still reading:
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Princess Adelina (hardback): $7.20 (pop quiz: who remembers why this book is special to us?)
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