Friday, January 29, 2010

The baking night and the lessons learned

A couple of weeks ago the boys and I were bored, so I decided to teach them how to make oatmeal raisin cookies. I taught them the importance of reading the recipe and listening to each other. I taught them how to measure out the wet and dry ingredients. To preheat the oven and explained how to tell if they are ready to come out of the oven. This was a really fun day and we got some wonderful, yummy cookies. I also taught them how to use my mixer.

This week I have been pretty sick and was really wanting some of those cookies, but they were long gone. I was sitting on the couch and I looked at the boys and said, go make some cookies. They went to the kitchen, a bit nervous and thinking that I was joking. When they realized I wasn't they jumped right in. Eric was reading the ingredients and measurements as Stephen measured out and mixed. All was well until the little voice said "Mom were we supposed to put a CUP of BAKING SODA?" OH-NO. I went in and looked. He had put a cup of Baking Soda into the bowl that held the rest of the ingredients. HMMM...... There was nothing I could do but start over, so remeasured everything and then I left them to mix and bake.

When the oven timer went off I went in to remove the cookies from the oven, not ready for them to do that yet. They are delicious. The best part is they had fun and I will be having them bake again. I also know that they will be reading the instructions better next time.

As my children grow my heart has mixed feelings.
I am training them up to be mighty men of God.
I am training them up to be amazing husbands and fathers.
Someday they will leave my home and hopefully take with them all I have taught them.
I look forward to getting to see the Men they will be, but for now I cling to the little boys who fill my home with laughter and love.
Being a mother is truly the best "job" on earth.
Thank you Lord for these wonderful blessing.


elizabeth said...

LOL! I remember once a cobbler Katie made when she was younger with wayyyy too much baking soda in it as well.

Susan said...

I'm going to tell on myself...I made some chocolate chip cookies that were super flat when they came of of the oven. I was trying to figure out why and realized I made them with Krutz Pancake mix instead of flour. I now keep those in containers that don't look alike and the labels are much bigger now.

Steph said...

oh my those are wonderful stories. I know I have done something like that Susan, I just can't remember off the top of my head.