Here is the story. Yesterday on Twitter I was talking about my lack of holiday spirit. Yes, Mekhi and I have our holiday hats on but as of Monday afternoon Mommy hadn't decorated or purchased a gift. Not one. Single. Gift. Jyl of Mommy Gossip - Girl's Night Out (on twitter) mentioned I should make some holiday cookies and as a Random Act of Kindness hand them out. Holiday cheer for everyone! Here are her cookies.
Cute right? So, I decided that Mekhi and I were going to make these cookies and hand them out at school. Well, silly me. I thought it would be a good idea to do this project before dinner because after dinner plans included trimming the tree and singing (okay, no singing but Mekhi did dance). I mentioned the magic word "cookie" and Mekhi abandoned his first love Dora to join me in baking. He carefully placed M&Ms and cheerfully ate cookie dough. When the first batch was ready for the oven I told him he could have one after dinner. Dinner was served and my son refused to eat. No pushing or prodding changed his mind. Finally, he relented (when I served him a 2nd meal) and ate. Crisis averted. Or so I thought.
Today I will be explaining that despite what these look like:
These misshapen cookies are indeed reindeer and NOT Aliens. I hope I don't scare the children.
This holiday season why not take the challenge? Perform a random act of kindness and spread some holiday cheer. Do you have any ideas for random acts of kindness?
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