Last Thursday I had one of those mornings. It all started going south when my computer decided to channel it’s inner turtle. It was running so slow it took me an hour to do what should have taken 15 minutes. Then Jordan was taking her sweet time getting ready to go to school.
By the time I had to tell her to go back upstairs and turn off her light for a third time, I *may* have been yelling.
Of course, afterwards, I felt guilty. It wasn’t a yell-able offense, but my fuse was already short.
I apologized to her in the car on the way to school. I told her people lose their tempers for not good reasons sometimes.
To which she replied, “It happens to you a lot Mommy.”
I tried to reason with her a little. “Well, honey, it happens to everyone,” I told her.
She thought for a second. “It never happens to Daddy.”
Oh, snap. Final score: Jordan 1, Mommy -5.
Parenting is hard work. So sometimes we adults deserve a special treat all our own. A perfect little one, that makes just enough for two.
No, not enough for two and “Mommy pleeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaasssssseee can I have a bite?!”
Just enough for two.
I made a Nutella mousse to share with my husband.
And I gave it a crust, of course. Lorna Doone cookies, all smooshed up.
Think of it as a reward after a long, hard, days work of being a parent.
Well, a reward for my husband anyway. I’m still in time-out.
- 6 Lorna Doone (or similar) cookies
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons Nutella
- 1 cup Cool Whip (I used fat free)
- Additional Cool Whip and/or cocoa powder, for topping
- Finely grind cookies in a food processor. Mix with melted butter. Divide in half and press evenly into the bottom of two ramekins. Chill completely before filling.
- Whip Nutella and Cool Whip with a hand-held mixer until fully combined. Divide evenly amongst the two ramekins. Top with additional Cool Whip and a dusting of cocoa, if desired. Chill until ready to eat.