Well, I blew it… I mean I totally blew it.
My daughter has an English project due. Somehow, I completely overlooked the paper outlining the project and filed it away with her school work, papers and notes. I was only reminded when her teacher sent an email about the project earlier in the week and a few other parents were discussing it at the class Christmas party. The email clearly stated that the project was due on Friday, December 20th yet, somehow, my mind processed that as Monday. Why? I have no idea. All week, I kept thinking, is school open on Monday? Well, it must be, because there is a project due. I was in no rush to re-read the teacher’s email to confirm the project due date, check the school’s website to confirm the last day of school before break, or any other responsible thing that the parent of a 7-year-old should do. I was tired and I just didn’t feel like it (yeah, I know it sounds crazy – don’t judge me… I’ve already judged myself). At any rate, I finally decided that I’d better find that email and read it as we were finishing dinner tonight and there it was… “I need all projects by Friday, December 20” (NOT, Monday, December 23) It was even bolded and underlined… WHAT was I thinking!?!
I was literally shocked. Don’t ask me why, I just was. I couldn’t panic though, there was simply no time for that… I went into survival mode. My daughter had to get her project done. It was a really simple project actually, she had to write out a recipe that will become a part of the class recipe book. There were certain elements that had to be included. Easy right? Well, kind of. It was late, bedtime for both kids at this point, and I needed to find an easy/quick recipe that we could make with ingredients we already had in the house. I thought about doing pasta, but how fun is that? We eventually settled on sugar cookies.
We found a great, quick and easy recipe with minimal ingredients. The recipe simply called for
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For directions on how to prepare it, click here.
The cool thing was that these were all items we should have had in the house. The bad thing was that we didn’t actually have them all. But, of all the things to be missing… sugar… we were out of sugar. I thought… you CAN’T be serious. As I went to place something into the refrigerator, I realized that we had some sugar cubes in there. So, we made that work. I crushed the sugar cubes and Ms. Honeybun added them to the recipe. In the process, our hand mixer blew out (I can’t make this stuff up). Fortunately, we were at the end of the process.
We baked the cookies and she wrote up the recipe for her teacher. They came out pretty well and were super easy to make. However, if I were to make them again, I think I’d add a bit more butter to make them more like Snickerdoodles.
Anyway, Ms. Honeybun didn’t make it to bed until after 11:00 PM. Her bedtime is 8:30 PM but we didn’t start baking until after 9:00 PM. Major mommy FAIL! At least she got her project done, but she was so TIRED and there was really no excuse. I simply blew it.
Thank God Christmas break is coming. I need a break big time – I have to get refreshed before the school year starts again. I’m sure Ms. Honeybun is happy to have a break too. Gotta work on being a better organized mommy like I use to be. Pray for me guys!