My favorite monster came over today. Usually our routine involves playing Mario Cart on the wii. It’s Zoe’s favorite thing about Auntie Jess and Uncle Alex’s house. But today, Zoe was on a TV and wii restriction and we had to get creative and find something else to do. So we destroyed my kitchen baked cookies.
After the repeated “Can I taste that?” and finger dipping, I decided not to try any cookies and instead sent them home with her. But I wasn’t in it for the cookies. I did it for those adorable smiles!
Even better, while the dough chilled in the freezer we did some coloring and I taught my little cookie monster how to draw a star. I drew dots and numbered them so she could connect them. With only a couple practice tries she was drawing and numbering her own dots. It was cute.
The best compliment of the day was my super-sweet mother-in-law who told me I’d sure make a great mom someday. Loved that.
After sending the monster home to destroy her own house, loading and starting my dishwasher, washing some dishes by hand, and wiping down every surface of my kitchen, I’m now enjoying a quiet afternoon…
watching the rain fall and drinking a big glass of wine. I’d say it’s a fair reward for all my hard work. In fact it’s still early so there’s a good chance it’s not the only glass I’ll drink tonight.