The last cupcake

I’ve been working so much lately I haven’t had a chance to bake since Einar’s birthday. All my cookie jars are empty and it’s time to fill them again. Next weekend I have a few more days off and me and Einar will do some baking. Chocolate chip cookies and maybe something else. Perhaps something I haven’t tried before in my newfound baking frenzy. I like this new me, or, old me coming back. I like to be the kind of parent that knits clothes for my baby and bakes, even though Einar is still to young to eat sweets. I won’t be the parent that cooks amazing meals or keeps the cleanest house or take my kid on long trips. But I can knit for him and bake with him and help him with his homework and read to him. Those are my strengths and I like that I can combine them, my strengths, me, with me as a parent.

Yeah, I know, it’s all really just an excuse for me to make more chocolate chip cookies.