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holiday baking for the stressed-needs-to-relax mom

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I had visions of holiday baking with Oscar this year but as the weeks went by and my stress levels were high, I was feeling doubtful that I would get around to actually breaking out the good ol’ family recipes. Instead of letting a lovely tradition slide, because I was dreading the idea of shopping for ingredients – I cut myself some slack and did what I felt was the one best decision I made with regards to holiday traditions, and I bought pre-made dough. And you want to know something? It was AWESOME. I have recipe books upon recipe books with the best Christmas cookie recipes over the years but as a working-stay-at-home-mom who was doing morning drop offs at school wearing pajamas under her winter coat – I decided to pick my battles this year. Baking, my friends, was not one of them. I bought Pillsbury’s sugar cookie dough in a tube, and Oscar had SO MUCH FUN. Squeeze the tube-o-dough, mix in some flour and you’re done. Seriously. He got to roll it, cut out the cookies and watch them bake in the oven. he thought it was the best, and I felt like the best because I was able to accomplish a holiday love of mine and that is baking with Oscar.

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Anyhow, just one of the little things I that I did to survive the season. 😉

s., And did you know that IKEA sells premade gingerbread dough too? IKEA! I know!! I have that in my freezer, waiting to be made.

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conversations with oscar / no. 2 / body parts

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Oscar, like most kids his age, says the most interesting, hilarious, insightful, innocent and on occasion, embarrassing things. I sometimes lie in bed and crack up telling Aubrey about them at the end of the day. Other days, they make me tear up. As a little project for myself I’m going to do quick sketches of what he occasionally says. I think it will be an interesting way of remembering what he says but also, more importantly for me, a nice reminder of how he views the world. Because they do grow and change rather quickly. And his innocence and views are really heartwarming for me.

Oscar was getting dressed and looked down at his chest and said …. “I have two nickles”. OMG. It took all I had not to burst out laughing at how ridiculously cute I thought this was. I just hugged him. And we now just call them nickles. It’s way cuter.

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conversations with oscar / no. 1 / heaven

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Oscar, like most kids his age, says the most interesting, hilarious, insightful, innocent and on occasion, embarrassing things. I sometimes lie in bed and crack up telling Aubrey about them at the end of the day. Other days, they make me tear up. As a little project for myself I’m going to do quick sketches of what he occasionally says. I think it will be an interesting way of remembering what he says but also, more importantly for me, a nice reminder of how he views the world. Because they do grow and change rather quickly. And his innocence and views are really heartwarming for me.

A few days ago while driving, Oscar asked me from the back seat “Mommy, how does Grandpa come down from Heaven?” Caught off guard, I responded with “Ummmm.” I sputtered and mumbled thought and had no idea how to respond. I mean, come down from heaven? He wanted to know how he came down??

I finally said “Well, Oscar, I don’t know how he comes down.” Thoughts were running through my head as to how to respond, how to explain that he doesn’t really come down, but how would I say that? Anyhow, there was a short pause and Oscar spoke up again from the back seat and said very matter of factly…. “Maybe he uses a ladder.” And obviously I responded. “Yes. Maybe he uses a ladder.” Conversation done. Great parenting right there for you. Suggestions welcomed on how to deal with this kind of conversation – Obviously, I need all the help I can get.