When the boys were young, baking and decorating sugar cookies was a yearly tradition but as they got older, I ended up doing most of the rolling, cutting, baking, frosting and decorating myself as they had most definitely lost interest. Work, cars and girls seemed to take priority over baking with Mom. Go figure!
I finally gave it up as well because
a) it was a whole lotta work to do alone
c) DH doesn't like sugar cookies
b) because I couldn't stay out of them myself - there's not much better than a frosted sugar cookie, especially if they've been frozen
c) I gave up sweets few years back
d) again, all I could remember was the work!
A tad of a "poor me" attitude, you say? Yeah, pretty much!
As it turned out though....sometimes the things we "think" we don't want to do the most turn out to be the biggest blessing of them all, don't they?
We had a wonderful day together! I really did very little other than mix the cookie dough and frosting. I got to watch and enjoy!
Heidi and the grandkids came, DIL Laurie helped until she & Luke had to leave late morning, Soon-to-be DIL Kristen helped and even Joe, Jon and their friend Steve got in on the act. It was so much fun watching our grown boys, DIL's and the grandkids decorate cookies. I did feel a little sorry for Steve. I highly doubt that he thought he would be doing that when he stopped over to see the boys but he was a great sport and seemed to have fun with it anyway.
It was a day that sure gave this mama's heart a much needed boost.
Thank you Heidi for suggesting it. You're the best!