Working more during the week and full-time makes me feel like a bad mom. Plain and simple. I carry around so, so much guilt that I’m not spending enough time with Alea and especially because I feel as though I’m not spending as much meaningful one-on-one time with her as I should be. There just aren’t enough hours in the day unfortunately.
We get home around 5:30pm and I immediately begin cooking dinner. After we eat, I’m stuck doing the dishes or trying to catch-up on some household chore that needs to get done. Then I prep my lunch for the next day, make sure we have our clothes laid out and ready to go for the next day and make sure my house looks at least a little bit presentable. If it’s bath night, Alea gets in the tub and then it’s time for a book, lullabye and bed. Rinse and repeat. There just isn’t time for a whole lot more unfortunately.
It’s a struggle. I’m not trying to make excuses or whine or complain, but I’m just trying to be real. I know I can’t be the only working mama who feels this way.
So I may or may not have surprised my sweet little girl with this fun Nestle Toll House Rolled & Ready cookie dough this weekend complete with homemade frosting, cookie cutters and sprinkles. I know right? I was basically the mother of the year! Just check out her face– I’d say she was a little bit excited!
Told ya so!
She immediately went to town with the cookie cutters + frosting + sprinkles. She was like a seasoned pro, like she does decorates cookies all the time. It just made me giggle. She totally rocked it, too. The cookies not only turned out super adorable, but they turned out absolutely delicious, too.
I love that everything (with the exception of the super simple frosting I whipped up) was ready to go. It made everything so much easier and saved us a whole bunch of time– time that we can now
Homemade Sugar Cookie Frosting:
1. 3 cups Powdered sugar
2. 1/2 tsp vanilla
3. 1 cup of milk
1. Combine milk, powdered sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl and blend thoroughly.
2. Add milk if your frosting appears to thick or add powdered sugar if your frosting appears too thin.
Simple as that– this frosting is amazing. My husband, who doesn’t even like sweets, has been going back for seconds and thirds of these cookies. Thank goodness Alea hasn’t caught him yet!
All in all, I’m so thankful for sweet little moments like these. Moments where I make sure I’m spending quality time with my sweet little girl and giving her my undivided attention. No one deserves that more than her. My goal is always to spend more and more one-on-one time with Alea. Her little smile and all the giggles we share during these moments make it all worth it, you know?
How do you spend one-on-one time with your little ones?