Thursday, December 23, 2010

Eat the good ones or save them for guests?

We made cookies. Every day this week. As soon as Lilah went down for a nap, Carter & I got cracking. Within the 1st half hour after he woke up he'd begin asking when it was time for Lilah's nap.

I have to declare ahead of time which things are grown-up jobs on the recipe. He wants to do it all. And he wants to know what age he'll be able to do the rest.
He is intentional & sincere, as much as his 4 year old boy impulses allow.
He had to assist through 4 days of my choices before we got to his "cut-out" cookies.

Today, when Lilah woke up I gave her 3 cookies to decorate on her own. She smiled & climbed up to decorate. She wasn't even finished sprinkling before she asked "I eat?!"

Carter said "NO!!! We have to save them for our guests, Lilah!"

I stepped in & said "Instead of fruit for snack today, how about you can each pick a cookie that you decorated?"

Carter: "Well, okay. But only the ugliest ones. 
Because we have to save the best ones for everybody coming over tonight"

Lilah had already eaten half of her cookie.

I've asked this here before,
"If I take credit for how thoughtful & kind he is becoming, 
do I also have to take credit for how...uh..
and selfish less thoughful she is?"

PS: This is a yummy & easy icing recipe. I did vanilla & added coloring. Think I'll use it next time too. Pin It


  1. love it! Wish I was there to help make and eat them! I can just hear Carter saying that and Lilah just eating away, so funny!


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