I don’t think that most men understand what it is about women that makes us have to know EVERY. SINGLE. DETAIL of our child’s day at school.
What did you eat for lunch?
Who did you sit with?
What did you do in art?
Who did you play with at recess? Did any girls chase you, did you go on the swings or the slide or whatttt???????
It’s honestly a bit beyond my comprehension that my son even has a little life that I’m not a part of. You mean he eats food that I didn’t make him??? He learns things and has fun and talks to people?? Without ME????
HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE??
I’m fairly certain that my need to know everything is just my way of trying to confirm what my brain cannot accept: For about 7 hours a day, my kid does just fine without me all up in his business.
The most recent bit of news that has come from our after school talks is that Jon David’s friends have gotten into playing football at recess. So Jon David has been sadly watching from the sidelines, feeling abandoned.
Obviously, I suggested that he join the boys in their game of football, to which he looked at me and replied “Mom. They tackle each other. For REAL. Would YOU want to be on the ground with boys piled up on top of you?” Then he kind of shook his head like the very idea of playing foot ball was the stupidest thing he’s ever heard in his life.
(It was sort of a proud moment for me. Duh. Also, have you tried to get grass stains out of jeans?? No thank you sirs)
I decided to put all my years as a woman to good use and informed my son of a secret all us women know too well–if he just pretends not to care, and finds something more fun to do, the other boys will get so super jealous, that they will dying to play whatever game he is playing.
It’s just a boy fact. So predictable.
Excited, Jon David went to his room to think and emerged a bit later with an idea.
His idea was a survivalish type game called “Dual Teams” (isn’t that catchy mom????) where two teams of kids would compete in weekly challenges and the team that lost had to vote someone off.
Vote. Someone. Off.
Basically, my son is trying to create a playground reality show. I don’t even know what to think of this, but I am pretty sure it isn’t normal 7 year old behavior. Where does he get this from?
Obviously it’s my husband’s fault.
I, on the other hand, am perfectly normal. And one thing normal people do at Christmas time is make cookies. I adapted my favorite chocolate cookie recipe (one of the best cookies EVER!!) to include mint chips and Mint M&Ms, but you could also use Andes Mint Chips or whatever you can find.
These cookies need to be a part of your Christmas. Make it happen!!
Minty Fudge Cookies
**adapted from Bake or Break’s Chewy Chocolate Cookies
- 1 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 10 oz package Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate and Mint Morsels
- 1 1/2 cups Mint M&Ms
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together.
In the bowl of a mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until fluffy, about a minute. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Mix in vanilla.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until fully combined. Fold in chips and M&Ms. Drop by the spoonful on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes or until edges are set.
Remove from oven and let cool for several minutes before placing cookies on cooling rack.
Makes about four dozen cookies.
I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday. Thanks for reading!!
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