So, it's never been a secret to those who know and love me that all I have wanted to be since I was little is a mom. Yes, I am a feminists worst nightmare...trust me, I've been told so. Don't get me wrong, I love to work,I am going crazy being unable to work right now, but I have always wanted to be a mom. My other passion has always been writing and I love this because I can do both! I can write at home while my future kids sleep...this is my plan and I'm sticking to it!
Last year I couldn't do anything for Christmas because of my car accident so this year I am bound and determined to participate, even if it kills me, which sometimes it feels like it might. I had almost all of my presents purchased by the beginning of November, a record for me, and I have slowly been helping to decorate. We have to had to do the tree in increments but that's OK with me as long as I get to help. One thing I have really wanted to do though is bake cookies! I took a cake decorating class with my friend Laura and, since then, all I want to do is bake and decorate things for people I love!
So this week I started wrapping presents, finished the last of my shopping and made cookies...lots of cookies! I didn't realize the batch was doubled until I looked at the mass amount of cookies forming on my table. I did a quick count and I baked and individually decorated approximately 80 cookies on my own. Did it kill my back? YES!!! Oh, I am still in pain! HOWEVER, it was worth it to me because I have a boyfriend excited for cookies, a dad who needs to stop eating them and nephews who watched me decorate and asked for special things on theirs. Here's what they looked like before I decorated them:
That was before I was even done baking! I had to take small breaks but I had so much fun despite the pain! This is about the time I looked at my mom and said "I am turning into a regular Susie Homemaker and I love it!" She laughed and said she always knew I'd be the "cookie baking mom."
My nephews got especially excited when I told them they each get a special cookie. They started making requests and I happily obliged. Here's what I call my cookie family:
From left to right we have in the first row: Dad (complete with graying hair), Mom, Gabe, Addison.
Second Row: Sarah, Kristin, Jason, Me and Bill.
They boys picked out their colors and Gabe requested Nike swooshes and Addison wanted Adidas lines...They sort of turned out. I would have wanted better but they loved them.
Here's a close-up of Bill's...I made it a Nuggets Jersey with his favorite number...yes, I am crazy but I am pretty sure he loves it :) His is the only one without hair because he always buzzes it...yes I pay attention to detail ;)
I ended up making so many cookies that I have a bunch to send home to Bill's family. Here are his cookies:
About 7 hours later I had all my cookies done...thank goodness the boys were eating some of them or I would have had even more to decorate but I had so much fun! Aside from these, I have a plate on our table and three containers full in the freezer. I went overboard, my back is screaming profanities at me but I loved it!
Some may call me crazy. Some may call me a feminist nightmare. Many have told me I overdo it but guess what? I don't care! It's fun and I am going to keep doing it. I am going to be the mom that kids come home to and love because they find homemade cookies and a smiling mommy to play with. Just call me Susie Homemaker, because it's not changing! :)
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