Thursday, January 13, 2011

Doing Things WITH My Boys

A few weeks ago, when I had that fantastic Relief Society lesson about strengthening our families, someone mentioned doing things with your children. They said that it will take more time if you involve the little ones, but you won't regret the memories made or the times you have. Tonight, I did just that.
My latest love is Papa Murphy's cookie dough. I took Jacob with me to pick up pizza earlier this week, and he "helped" me out by grabbing TWO containers of cookie dough. I didn't see a huge problem with it, so I got it, for a special treat later this week. Tonight, the boys and I cracked out the dough and worked together.
I gave the boys the dough, and they "rolled" it into balls. Jake was SO pleased with himself. Cameron was a great help, because he really DID know what he was doing and showed Jake what to do. Every few minutes Jake would call out to dad (who was just in the living room), "DAD! We's makin' COOKIE dough!!" It was way cute.
Finally, they helped me put them in the oven and were thrilled when it was done.
The best part? The boys are proud of something they did with their mom, and it was something easy.
Baby steps, but I'm going to keep trying. :)


Jewelle said...

Oh that sounds like so much fun! Might have to go try out some of the cookie dough too, it sounds yummy!

Deanna said...

FUN for you guys!!! I am horrible about 'including' my boys...I try, but usually get frustrated and send them out of the room to play.