Knowing when to let go when teaching to bake is a hard thing to learn. I used to make chocolate cookies by myself. The first time I attempted it to surprise my mom it went disastrously wrong. I measured all of the ingredients like I was supposed to, but didn't feel the need to follow the order and combine wet ingredients then incorporate dry ingredients. I just added them one at a time... BAD IDEA! They were awful.
In trying to spare my daughter that painful lesson I forget what a great life lesson it was. I've NEVER done it again!
So Saturday I let my daughter make chocolate chip cookies... all by herself! And they were amazing.
Saturday in Charlotte, NC warm and raining, then cold and sleeting, then snow and sleeting, then sunny, then REALLY cold but no precipitation, then thunder snow storm and about 2.5 inches of snow in 20 minutes. CRAZY day, but fantastic!
Just finished a wonderful visit with my sister and family in Seattle. My sister is an architect and has an incredible style. That kind of style that you always want to strive for but the fact that you are striving for it means you'll never truly reach it because you are trying too hard. Her house is an etension of her personal style. It also is the biggest reason that she is very successful at what she does. We should all try to be and reflect who we really are... maybe then our house will feel as comfortable and cool as my sister's does.
I was reminded of one of my favorite movies last night when I went to check on my daughter before turning in for the night... (she's the one towards the top)
How many nights do children have this little world that adults don't know about between "tuck in" and kisses and actually falling asleep? Playing with a flashlight to make shadows, creating a movie of the land of stuffed animals, writing in journals, doing yoga... It's all good as long as you don't get out of bed, right?
How did you pass the time between going to bed and falling asleep?