Before my sister had kids she would always say that she couldn’t WAIT to have kids so that she could “just sit on the couch all day eating bonbons” instead of having to go to work everyday.
I didn’t even go there. I knew that anything I tried to say to convince her that bonbon popping wasn’t really what it’s all about, would be greeted with deaf ears.
So I waited…patiently…until she got married and had her first kid.
And then I waited until she had two.
Then I said, “Um…so how are those bonbons?”
By that point she couldn’t eat bonbons because her mouth was too full eating her own words.
Although motherhood is hard, I love the flexibility of doing whatever activities that I, CEO of Mommydom, decide to do each day.
Here’s how a not-eating kind of bonbon day I had yesterday…
- Took the kids to the gym and then to swimming lessons.
- Headed to the doctor with all four kids so that I could get diagnosed with a sinus infection and get put on antibiotics. Promised the kids if they were good we would go grasshopper hunting.
- Went grasshopper hunting since the kids were good. There’s a spot that I run by every morning that is filled with loads of huge grasshoppers and I knew they would love it. We walked away successful. Isn’t he pretty?
- Went geocaching which is real life treasure hunting made easy with a free app on my phone. My kids are still mad that I’ve known about this treasure hunting for years and am just now telling them about it.
- Found a hill so my son could go skateboarding. Sounds easy but the tallest hill in Florida is 19 feet and happens to be a landfill. So finding a hill is quite the task.
- Made dinner…yada, yada, yada.
What do you guys think? I think there are hard things about both. For those of you who have worked full-time or have been at home full-time, which is harder to you?
The coolest thing about motherhood is that I can make these cookies in the middle of the day with my kids just because…
I’ve had my eye on these cookies from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures and apparently others did too because Fake Ginger posted them today as well! They were perfectly chewy and stayed soft because of the addition of cream cheese to the batter. I think these will be my go to for plain chewy sugar cookies from now on.
Something draws kids to M&M cookies. If you put these on a plate with any other cookie, I guarantee your kid will choose this one.