Stop and Bake the Cookies

Wow. I can’t remember the last time I blogged. Life has been crazy busy the last few months. I was pregnant, then we started our first year of public schooling, then I had a baby and life continued on just as it was before Little Man was here.

Things started piling up like laundry, and dishes and paperwork. You see, not only am I a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister, an aunt and a friend–I also run a preschool. People count on me in many different facets of life. I wish I had more time and energy to write out more of my thoughts or funny stories of the day or even great recipes we’ve tried but there just aren’t enough hours in the day for all that I do.

Little Man has been a really great and peaceful baby. A few nights ago his body was going through a growth spurt so there was little sleeping and lots of eating happening. And the sleeping that did occur would only do so if he was in my arms. I spent most of the day Wednesday sleeping on and off in hopes of gaining a few hours I had lost. My original plans of running to the craft store alone in the morning were totally thwarted by the lack of sleep from 2:30am-7:15am when my alarm went off. {P.S. It is REALLY hard to be responsible for getting a Kindergartner off to school when you are overly sleep deprived.}

Today ended up being my catch up day on a list of things that have been pushed aside or are on a timeline. Mr. Man had this great idea that our family was going to all dress up for Halloween as a certain super hero family. Without having to spend a ton of money on costumes for each of us individually I decided I would make them. I seriously considered the easy route of iron-ons but I don’t want to deal with resizing for each person, having a printer mishap or wrinkles in the transfer process. My next idea was to cut the symbol out of felt and glue it to a shirt for each of us. I ran and gathered supplies while Little Miss was at preschool and I was so anxious to get back home and start the process {mostly just to see if my idea would work or not}. Well, let me tell you. It is 10:00pm and I haven’t touched the bag since we came home this afternoon.

You see, the laundry baskets were calling to me! I HAD to do laundry. It was time. I actually really LOVE doing laundry. I like the process of sorting by wash requirements, then by color and then by priority. I LOVE taking freshly warm laundry into the bedroom to hang or fold. I LOVE seeing closets stocked and organized. And I LOVE checking another thing off the list!

As if I didn’t have enough to do in the moment I got the bright idea to bake some Peanut Butter cookies because I had seen on Facebook that there was a 3 ingredient recipe. I had no idea that even existed.

I put a load of clothes in the wash and a load in the dryer and started gathering my baking supplies. The kiddos were curious and started joining me. Since Mr. Man is in Kindergarten now he loves to write, read and draw. He gathered his paper, pen and crayons and started writing out the recipe step-by-step in his Iron Man notebook.

I thought some may enjoy the recipe as well:

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1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 large egg
Chocolate chips {if desired}

Preheat oven. Mix ingredients together. Scoop out balls of cookie dough on a baking sheet. With a fork make criss-cross indents in the middle of each cookie. Bake for 6-8 minutes at 350 degrees.

Sometimes you just need to STOP and bake the cookies.

I’m so glad I did.

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