Mom Challenge: Day 1

08 Jan

Today is the day.  I’m beginning my self-imposed (and hopefully, self-motivating) Mom Challenge.
Today’s topic:

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…. 🙂




Posted by on January 8, 2012 in Cookers, Mom Challenge, Parenting, Sister Bear


2 responses to “Mom Challenge: Day 1

  1. fuzzycricket

    January 11, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Look at that grin! What a fun challenge and what a wonderful way to connect with the kiddos.

    • Jessica

      January 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      Yes, my girl does have a beautiful smile:) It’s been so nutso at work this week that unfortunately I haven’t been able to post about my further thoughts on the Challenge. Hopefully I’ll be able to catch up this weekend. Hope you’re having a great week, my friend!


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