Sugar Cookies... Ummm, well yes it is a holiday thing. Yup, I have Christmas, Hearts and a pig and Mickey Mouse cookie cutters... Oh well.
It starts with Corey and his big yapper. "Wow, Gabe you are so good at Play Dough. I bet you could make sugar coo... (NO COREY! DON"T SAY IT!!!!!!!!!!) kies all by yourself. (Sure- he could whip it up, roll them, bake them - What the?! He's 4.) Mom might let you if you have been really good." (Deep cleansing breathes.) "Can we Mom? Please Mommy? Ok Mama? Right now MO-OM?" I cast an icy stare at Corey. He grins and says, "Ohhhhh... sorry babe." "Tomorrow Gabriel. Give me time to finish dinner. I THINK DADDY WANTS TO PLAY WITH YOU!" I wink, Corey laughs and off they go to play swords and pirates until dinner. Ahh... I love that man! He is my Mr. Wonderful ~ plus it is HOT seeing your man playing with your beloved kids.
Thus begins the cookie making. Whole wheat dough (ya know ~ to off set the word SUGAR somewhat, MAYBE?) made that night after dinner with 3 mini chefs, rolled, cookie cuttered and baked the next day and then Friday frosting/decorating/eating!!! Here begins the best part. We even have Ellie here for the fun!
4. STIR! They are so EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's why I do it. For those grins.