There are moments in life that you would love to freeze and be able to tap into them whenever you want. Moments that do or might repeat themselves but in different ways or under different circumstances. I could easily put baking with my child for the first time for Christmas in my top 5 memories of this holiday season. We shared an activity together and hopefully as he grows he will understand and agree that giving yields more rewards than receiving. The pride and satisfaction that you get from a job well done builds character and fortitude, which are virtues that I want my son to have.
|Carr loved to help, especially if it involved getting dirty!|
I have to admit that being a neat freak and having a hard time delegating made this task challenging. You can say I learned much more than Carr did that week. I learned that sometimes you just have to let go, that everything has flaws and that you can strive for perfection but that you owe yourself time to have fun. Instead of a monumental task that I had to do by myself, I enjoyed time with my son and was blessed with the results we achieved.
Any time you can have with your children is time well invested. Our children grow up so fast, that in a blink of an eye the moment is gone. I also know that when you look back you don't recall the stuff you accumulated over time, what you remember are the moments that impacted your life. I want to fill my life with memorable moments that will keep me warm and smiling in my old age. I want to look back and say wow, we did everything we could and not I wish we did this or the other. Life is too short and time is too precious.
Here are the recipes and photos of our Christmas baking adventure: