For several years now, my sister has gone to my aunt and grandmother's house to bake Christmas cookies on one day close to Christmas. They pick a few recipes, bake double batches, and split the goodies between the families. I've always been left out, because I was teaching on the day they got together.
But not this year!!! This year I'm a SAHM, so I was able to join in the fun of baking oodles of cookies and visiting with my family. I gathered my ingredients, containers, and apron, and I was ready!
Only one problem...JACK!
I brought the pack-n-play for him to stay in while I worked in the kitchen. It turns out he didn't like that idea. So, patiently, I strapped him in to my ring sling while I worked in the kitchen. He didn't like that idea either.
I had my 11 and 9 year old nephews try to play with Jack and keep him occupied while I worked in the kitchen. Turns out he hated this idea the most.
So, I was stuck holding my child the whole time. I was no help at all to my family! I did manage to roll a few cookies in sugar, but that didn't count as much help in my book.
Since Jack didn't get his afternoon nap, he was a bit cranky all day.
Finally, he and I sat in the big, comfy chair, while he took a late nap in my lap. That was the best part of the day for me.
He can't scream when he's sleeping.