No one tells you how much adjusting you really have to do when you have a baby. Sure, I didn’t expect my jeans to fit for a few months (ahem… or maybe more than a few), but I don’t think I was told how long it takes for the rest of life to get back to normal, if it ever does.
Ok, if I’m being honest, I suppose plenty of people told me. I chose not to listen to them.
One of the things I have been doing a lot less of since the arrival of our little girl is decorating cookies. I love to decorate cookies, but royal icing, food coloring, and intricate piping are not things that go well with little girls who like to grab everything they see and put it in their mouth. I know this is one of those things that will get easier as she gets older. Well, I imagine it will get harder first (Crawling is just around the corner… Heaven help us all!), but eventually it will get easier. I often daydream of spending the afternoon in the kitchen with her. Sure, I know it will be messy, but it will be so much fun to see what she creates! Right now her creations are limited to baby food finger paintings on her face (and anything else she can reach).
I have squeezed in some time (i.e. stayed up far too late) to decorate cookies a few times since she was born. I managed to decorate a few Christmas cookies in December, and then a friend from church asked if I would do some cookie bouquets for a few middle school-aged boys who were in a musical at school. I wasn’t entirely sure I’d be able to pull it off, but I decided to go for it anyway. I’m glad I did. Continue Reading