Friday, October 29, 2010

Home baked vs store bought cookies - OM [one moment] meet up #28

Not as it seems, originally uploaded by alamodestuff.
I've desperately sought the one moment this week when I'd be motivated to decorate for Halloween. It has yet to come. Tonight, whether motivated or not, E and I will get it done. The excitement this year has somehow alluded me.

I volunteered to bring in a "baked treat" to E's Halloween class party yesterday. On Wednesday night, I pulled out the cookie cutters (bat, ghost, pumpkin) and asked E if he wanted to help make frosted sugar cookies. He eagerly accepted and we began prepping. When I mentioned we'd have to run to the store to get some frosting, he immediately put on the brakes.

E: "You go, mom. I'll play."
Me: "Um, no that isn't how this is going to work."
Both: quiet stare
Me: "Do you want me to bake these cookies or buy them from the store?"
E: Laughing and rolling eyes, "I don't care. Just buy them."
Wow, off the hook. My one moment when I was willing to go all out Martha Stewart didn't really matter to my son. Clearly, the pressure was all mine.

Store bought cookies it was and no one cared.

Happy Halloween to all!

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