If you could drop everything and recreate a memory for your kids what would it be? Would you be willing to create a memory for them or are you too busy?
I feel like I should really name this post, roll over and die brownies because you’re going to devour so many of these rich, over the top, sticky, gooey, fluffy bars of deliciousness that you’ll probably roll over and die of brownie overload. Seriously, they are so rich and fantastic you’ll think you cannot possibly try one more bite and then the next thing you know you’re found with fork in hand standing in front of the dulce de leche brownies from Better Homes and Gardens.
I recently did a post over at BHG Delish Dish blog featuring these pretty awesome babies, and I have to say it was so much fun. Our oldest daughter and I made them together and I had so much fun teaching her about melting chocolate, picking out toppings, etc. Plus, she actually asked me what “rewind” means. Yeah, you’ll have to go read the blog for that. Lets just say that I couldn’t believe how quickly I aged in that moment. You mean to tell me that it isn’t normal to wear scruncis around your wrist in addition to the one in your hair, carefully roll down your socks so it almost appears that you also have scruncis around your ankles and stick your shirt through a little plastic circle at your hip anymore? Gosh, where has time gone?!
But seriously, why didn’t I slow down a little more when I was younger? I was in such a hurry to grow up that sometimes I feel almost homesick, no sad, gosh I don’t know how to explain it, but I miss sitting in the kitchen with my Mom, gardening in our ginormous garden and snitching as many raspberries as I could, camping, singing around a fire, etc etc. Life passed by and now the same is happening for my kids. I hope I can create memories for them like I had growing up.
Sometimes I let it all slip up and I put the blog first. Not anymore. I want my kids to have a childhood like I had. A mom who was totally present and nothing was more important than us, a mom who taught me with patience instead of just doing it herself, and a mom who went the extra mile to have a peaceful home. Coming home from school always felt so good. This is my goal. School starts soon and it’s a new year for this family.