*Buying her jelly shoes, even though you hate them.
*Letting her crawl into your bed in the wee hours of the morning (because you like it, too).
*Looking like a fool running through the parking lot, because she asked you to.
*Finding the amusement in raspberries blown on your tummy - "it's the best, Mommy, because it jiggles".
*Making her laugh when you both feel like crying.
*Teaching her the hard things.
*Letting her like you a little less, because she'll respect you more. (Keep teaching the hard things.)
*Sharing your favorite treats. Your favorite. Until they're gone.
*Being silly, just because.
*Remembering to say "I love you", and letting her know it will never change.
*What helps me get up in the morning, and keeps me going until that night (which is, technically, the next morning).
*Trusting (I'm working on that one).
*Perfect, even in all the personal imperfections.
Thank you, to all of you who love me. You make my life perfect [even amid all of my imperfections]. I love you.
Did I mention that food is one of my love languages?
These cookie sandwiches remind me of the double doozies I used to beg for at the mall - from Great American Cookies (although I though it was called the American Cookie Company).
Chloe's Birthday Sandwich Cookies
Make a batch of Walnut Cookies, but leave out all mix-ins.
After rolling into balls, dip one side into sprinkles of your choice, then flatten slightly with the bottom of a cup.
When you bake, make sure there is no browning around the edges; just cook until set.
Let cool completely. Put some frosting in between, squeeze together, and serve!
Mix until creamy:
- 1 ¼ cups shortening
- ¼ cup softened butter
- 3 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 pounds powdered sugar
- ½ cup milk (more or less as needed for desired consistency)