Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 145 or Sweet Moments

This morning, I woke up from a heavy sleep still not feeling well (I'm about to give in to my husband's nagging and admit that after two weeks, maybe I need a doctor). And my daughter woke up as the winner of the Little Miss Cranky McCranky Pageant. So the recipe for a good morning was lacking a few key ingredients. Or so I thought.

After a thirty minute debate over the value of Cheerios in milk over a cookie for breakfast, I saw the muffin mix. And it's a decently healthy muffin mix. So I ask if she would like muffins. Yes. Yes. Yes. "Can I help, please, please, please, Mommy?" Despite my urges to get things done as quickly as possible, I said yes. Unlike myself, my daughter loves cooking and I don't want to squash that instinct.

So she pulled up her chair and we made muffins. She watched patiently while I measured the ingredients. In fact, that was the quietest moment all morning. And then she helped me stir while asking questions about the difference between blueberry muffins (her favorite) and banana nut (which we were making). And when I told her that it was time to get down so I may put them in the oven, she didn't argue. She just smiled and said "thank you, Mommy". And I smiled and put the muffins in the oven.

Fifteen minutes later, they were ready. And they were sweet. But not as sweet as the moments around the mixing bowl. It seems that we did have the recipe for a good morning after all.

11 comments:

BONNIE K said...

Sounds like a very good start to the day to me! I hope you're feeling better soon.

Nancy C said...

Love this. Thank you.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Oooh, too sweet. Good for you! Which reminds me. I think I promised my lil one we'd make muffins a few days ago. Oops.

When did I become my Mom said...

So sweet! Hugs - hope you feel better!

chitra said...

Nice way to encourage your daughter and this kind of things will help to strengthen the bond.

ChiaLynn said...

1. Go to the doctor. Even if all the doctor can say is, "It's a virus and there's nothing I can do," at least then you (and your husband) KNOW that it's a virus and there's nothing you can do.

2. Way to turn a bad situation into something positive! I'm impressed.

Peterson Family said...

Love this post. You turned what could have been a really, really bad day into a fun, memorable one instead!

I read a few more of your posts and am now following you. I love your writing style!!

Thanks for coming over and sharing my SITS day with me on Tuesday!

Lori
www.petersonstlouis.com

Haddock said...

I don't want to squash that instinct.
.....that is the key word.

Unknown Mami said...

Okay, I'm fixated on muffins that only take 15 minutes to cook.

Tracie said...

Very sweet!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Loved your post ,Traci
You have a way with words, my friend.
Big Hugs!