In a recent post I mentioned quality time. Clara and I are just alike in this area. She loves nothing more than when I give her my undivided attention.
The other day Clara asked me if I would play a game with her. I told her, trying to suppress thoughts of everything else I needed to do, “Sure. How about UNO?”
“Yes! I love UNO!”
Ten seconds later she asked if we could also have a special dessert after dinner.
“Well, it’s already 5:00 p.m.,” I said. “I don’t know if we have time for UNO and making a dessert. Which one do you want to do?”
It was a no-brainer. I don’t even know why I asked. Clara would rather have sugar than air to breathe.
“Mom, have you ever dyed chocolate chip cookes?,” she asked.
“Why, no. I haven’t. But there’s always a first time for everything.”
Purple was her color of choice. Sprinkles were added for additional flair. This experience brought her mounds of happiness and delight.
Apparently showing love is sometimes just a matter of dyeing chocolate chip cookies purple.