Happy Mother’s Day!
And for those who are going through the teen years…These cookies will help get you through.
My Thoughts on Mothering…
In the early years, everyday is mother’s day. Our children beg for our constant attention, which they assume is limitless. We take it for granted. We practically hide in the bathroom for those precious minutes to indulge in solitary thoughts. I thought today, about the transition between those early years, and the years when the needs shift 180°. When we, as mothers, begin to beg for our children’s attention. We yearn for their affection, appreciation and approval. On special occasions we get coupons for hugs or time. Our cashed in coupons are paid with diligence and a hidden wince as arms that once clung to us for dear life, awkwardly drape around our waists. Heads that once nuzzled into our necks and chests are now stiff with the desire to prove independence. We mothers must learn to live on standby, to keep a daily, redefined distance, yet at a moment’s notice, be ready to absorb the tears of insecurity, disapproval or self disdain. We relish the moments of shared laughter and joys of success. Then miraculously, a level of self confidence solidifies, the hormones rebalance and independence flows naturally, they return our hugs with the grace of a fellow human being, ready to share and partake in one another’s lives, face the world with a united front. I’m so grateful for my children and all they have taught me. I thank the universe for bringing us together.
I try to remind myself to stay aware through each moment and stage. To remember that there will be an entire spectrum of emotions that all have their rightful place.
We ate pancakes, eggs benedict and chocolate chunk cookies with cranberries today…
Here’s a recipe for a mini batch of chocolate chunk cookies when you aren’t up for a whole to-do. Enjoy any day.
¾ cup brown sugar and white sugar mixed 6 T butter 1 small egg ½ tsp vanilla 1 cup flour ½ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt 6-8 oz mixed chocolate bars chopped up. (dark, milk, white) ¼ cup dried cranberries lightly chopped