“Mom, I need a tummy rub”
Despite my best efforts to ignore the two groggy requests bellowing from the next room at four in the flipping morning, the requests persisted; five minutes later, yes it is now 4:05 am, I find myself squeezed between two toddler beds struggling to get The Duke Boys back to sleep. The pre-dawn tummy rub worked wonders on my boys, they were sleeping soundly fifteen minutes later. I, on the other hand, am wide awake—damn!
Sleep is for suckers, right?
I have little to say today, no wait, I have lot’s to say it just really doesn’t make much sense due to my lack of sleep. Thank goodness for Wordless Wednesday, oh and pumpkin cookies. Today is a good day to eat my weight in cookies, yes?
To keep my boys busy this afternoon and to ensure that my ass is properly padded the Duke boys and I took to the kitchen to create some sugar coated bribery, a.k.a, Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies. Is there a better way to get your kids to do what you want?
“If you don’t take a nap you won’t get to eat one of those cookies we made”
“If you don’t pick up those toys and put them back where they belong you will not get a cookie after dinner”
Clearly communicating requests and delivering consistent consequences–pffffft! I find cookies to be a much more effective parenting tool.
These vegan cookies are wonderful! Heck, they have pumpkin, flax, organic oats–this is a healthy meal in cookie form, no? Maybe I should have left out the chocolate chips. Okay, they are a delicious desert, I promise. Don’t let the word vegan scare you. You can eat the batter and you don’t have to run to the store for eggs–score, no salmonella today! If you are interested in the recipe go here, now! You can’t go wrong with an original recipe by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.