Lydia is on a baking kick and has earned the nickname, “Birdie Crocker” from her Aunt Torey. A batch of chocolate chip cookie bars is being whipped up as I write. Eden is shuffling through recipes in a mini baking kit she received for her birthday and Christopher is bobbing around, avoiding some schoolwork and getting in the way of the young Ms. Crocker.
“You know Mom,” he said to me, “one of my joys in life is eating cookie dough before it is baked.”
Since his other joys seem to be teasing his sisters, shrieking loudly, staying up late and then sleeping in to all hours, I’m glad (the risk of salmonella aside) that this is a joy we all share.