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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Sorry - I can't talk now - my mouth is full of cookie dough


Ummmmm... I LOVE cookie dough. When I was a kid, I used to wonder why we had to waste time baking the cookies when the dough tasted so much better than the cookies. So it's not hard to imagine that, now that I'm a mother, I don't have much trouble indulging my kids when they want to reach in and snatch a little cookie dough. In fact, we bought some white chocolate macadamia nut cookie dough from a school fundraiser, and none of it has gotten baked yet. Yes, that's the container above and it's nearly empty. After supper for the last several nights, the girls and I have gathered round with our spoons and enjoyed a little cookie dough dessert. Yummm! (Yeah, I've heard that it's not good to feed your kids raw eggs, but there are worse things they could be consuming - like, say, cocaine!)

I'm sure I'm not the only mom who indulges her kids in the things that are closest to her child-heart. In fact, my mom set a good standard in that regard. She was great at indulging us now and then in the things that other moms might have turned their noses up at. Her house might have been messy now and then, but she'd ignore it and sit down with us and read stories. Or, on a hot summer day, she'd bring a big bucket of water and some cups into the front yard and she'd join us in a water fight. She'd also let us eat a little cookie dough now and then (though I don't remember ever gathering around a bucket of it for dessert.)

There might be lots of things my kids will find to complain about me when they're grown, but at least they'll say "she let us eat cookie dough."

11 comments:

Gina said...

I hope to be the same way, Heather. The type of parent who has rules and all that, but who isn't afraid to let loose once in a while.

Life is too short to always play by the rules.

Simply Coll said...

This is so true. You are making such wonderful memories with your girls. My mom used to sit and sing with us. Those times are more precious with every passing year.

darien said...

my dad loves cookie dough...you made me smile!

Awesome Mom said...

The main reason to bake the cookies is that raw dough has raw eggs in it and raw eggs can give you food poisoning. My MIL is super paranoid about that and refuses to eat uncooked sggs. But I have to say that it sure is tastey and good even with the threat of food poisioning hanging over your head.

Janet said...

Heather, this is a great post. You've made me hungry for my late-mother's oatmeal-raisin cookie dough. And your girls are so lucky.

Janet

(lordcelery.blogspot.com)

Hope said...

Just a comment re a different post. My ggod friend is from Boisivien, Man. Tells me about their famous turtle races.

Accidental Poet said...

my mother-in-law lets us have cookies for breakfast! even at our advanced age!

Judy said...

My mom fed me the bones from the canned salmon.

I LOVED that!

Just the thought of it makes my kids feel ill.

ccap said...

AP, you don't say! How shocking and irresponsible of her!

Lisa said...

I like the sound of your mum. We don't have cookie dough in New Zealand (well not that I'm aware of anyway), so can't do that for my teenagers...the messy house I can do.

I love that you've sat around the bucket and eaten uncooked dough for dessert! lol

Dale said...

Well I ... had something really cool to add, but I'll be darned if I can remember what it was.

(slinks away quietly, red-faced.)