Cy requested to make gingerbread men, and though I had all the ingredients on hand to make sugar cookies, he was adamant that he did NOT want to make sugar cookie gingerbread men, but real gingerbread men. So I found a gingerbread cookie recipe online that called for Jell-O butterscotch pudding instead of molasses. I really loved how they turned out. Mild and soft, but firm enough for decorating. It was the perfect gingerbread recipe for little kids. I would recommend it!
There is a lot about motherhood that I want to remember, and I can’t believe I’m saying this but this is all passing by so quickly. I feel like it’s all going to be over soon and the kids are all going to be in school, and I will have to figure out other ways to fill my days but I don’t think anything will be better than this?
The days were long but the years were short, just like they said. I mean, I didn’t doubt it was true, I just felt a bit skeptical on the days that seemed to last forever.
Beginnings… ugh. I never know where to start. Do I introduce myself? Do I greet you with a warm smile or should we just stand here quietly and wait for this to start? So many times I have found myself in a room of strangers (usually moms with their kids at a music class or something like that), and we quietly stick to ourselves because we don’t know where to begin. I always encourage my kids to introduce themselves and get right in there to play with the others, yet I can’t often muster that kind of bravery out of myself. I do believe we are all eager to belong to something or make a friend though because, well, we showed up, didn’t we? I’m always desperate for the beginning to be over quickly. I like being in the middle where everything is more comfortable, and we are friends already. I wish we could just skip over the awkward beginnings.
So let’s just get on with it.