Today is the day. I’m beginning my self-imposed (and hopefully, self-motivating) Mom Challenge.
1. Ask “what is one thing we can do together, this month?”
This, I confess, was a no-brainer. I didn’t even have to ask. Although, I suppose if I was technically following “the rules”, I would have done so. Ah well…hindsight, and all that. And rather than do it sometime this month, we decided to do it today.
A few weeks ago, Sister Bear’s teacher made AppleJack Cookies with the class as they studied Johnnie Appleseed. After Christmas, we found ourself with a large number of apples in the house; therefore, she has been begging me to make AppleJack Cookies with her. Today, in an attempt to put her desires first (although I had a bajillion and one things I needed to be done), we cleared as much counter-space as we could in the kitchen, washed our hands, and got to cooking!
I realized at the last minute that we were missing nutmeg, but oh well…we proceeded anyways.
As you can see, Sister Bear is still in her jammies. We didn’t even get dressed today. I must admit…it was nice:)
I forgot to get a picture of the final, finished product, but that’s okay. The cookies weren’t what this was about. This was about taking some time to fully focus on the kid(s) and doing something that was important to them. I am not a wonderful cook, but Sister enjoys it so much that I really do need to take the initiative to work with her more in the kitchen. All in all, Day 1 was a success. The cookies are almost gone (not my favorite, but the kids LOVED them!), and I made a new memory with my daughter.
Now … tomorrow will be more of a challenge…. 🙂