Here in Iowa there isn’t a whole lot to do in the winter, especially in our town (see more here), so we decided to make cupcakes.
We actually purchased all of the products a few weeks back when my sister-in-law and her family visited. We had full intentions of making cupcakes with all of the kids but we lost track of time as we usually do. They ended up running around the house causing havoc like most two, five and six year olds do.
This ended up being the most fun we have had in awhile. We have been way too busy between Troy working, the new baby and holidays to do anything extra. It seems like all I have been doing is housework and taking care of Buddy until Troy comes home. Then it is time for dinner, dishes, working out, bath time and then bed. Next thing I know, it starts over again. I know it will only get worse when I go back to work in a few weeks. In fact I have no idea how I am going to get everything done. Adjusting is always hard, at least that is what I have read from a lot of other mommy blogs.
My step-daughter, Haven, was so excited to make the cupcakes. It was literally something that took five minutes to set up, twenty minutes to bake and then five minutes to decorate. Nothing that took any time, nor much money. But to her, it was the best part of her week. She got individual attention which is something she hasn’t gotten much of from Troy & I lately and she got to eat cupcakes. What kid wouldn’t love that?
Making these cupcakes was something that I think she will remember. It is funny how something so small in my life can be so very big in hers. It reminded me that I need to take more time to be there. More time to do things with her. I need to try harder. Regardless of how small it seems to me, it will be a memory for her.
Ingredients required to make a memory:
That is it.
What are some things you like to do with your kids?
** Contains affiliate links which means that at no extra cost to you, you are supporting Mommy Against Mondays. Please see policies page for more information.