If you’re a parent, a relative, or even a teacher, do you frequently see something created by your/a child
(given to you) that just makes you puff out your chest in pride or makes you feel special?
Every day I walk by these, reminding me of how motherhood has been such a blessed enrichment of my life:
#1: Princess Cupcake’s Science Fair Experiment – How does the substitution of an ingredient affect the final outcome?
Side Note: I took myself off of Instagram. While I loved its easy simplicity and the chance to keep in touch with family and friends + knitters who don’t blog, I felt like I was personally copping out of blogging. I wanted to write again.
She baked one, simple chocolate chip cookie recipe three times:
Batch A was the control.
In Batch B, the one egg was substituted with 1/3 c of unsweetened applesauce.
In Batch C, the flour was fully substituted with coconut flour.
The control tasted like traditional, chocolate chip cookies of course.
The applesauce, although unsweetened, gave the cookies a sweet, fruity flavor.
The coconut flour made the dough dry like play doh and the taste of coconut was highly evident.
Princess Cupcake got to bake by herself for the very first time, something she bugged me about for ages after finding out a fellow classmate bakes on her own. I watched over her like a hawk, especially when she had to handle the raw egg.
This missy was pleased as punch with herself in the end. At the science fair, her dad and I watched proudly as our daughter calmly explained to questioning parents about her experiment.
#2: Mother’s Day Surprises
364 days of the year, I’m a referee, cook, maid, chauffeur, and guidance counselor. While Mother’s Day only comes once a year, it’s moments like these that take my breath away and make that roller coaster worth while:
(If you have trouble reading any of these three from the web page, click on a picture for enlargement.)
Well, I’m done bragging.
Please do your bragging in the comments!