Mother’s Day. I love it and I don’t love it all at the same time. I love it because I am a Mom. I love being a mom. It is the most difficult job in the world, and the one where the little people I work for actually like me ( except for the days where I’m the meanest mom ever!). Moms, as a workforce are completely under appreciated. We work magic, and kids (and significant others for that matter) think that that is they way it’s supposed to be. Mostly because we do it effortlessly. News flash: We would like to be appreciated!! Even if it is for just one day.
I’m now focused on the ol’ man. Here is where the “I don’t love it” part comes. I think I’ve built up such an unrealistic expectation of “I would like to be appreciated”, that when I’m not, even just a little on this day, I get pissed. I don’t want brunch or beautiful flowers. Just a “Hey can I make you coffee?” or “Let me do the dishes.” would have been fantastical. I made the coffee, breakfast and did the dishes. That set the mood. And then I heard “I don’t get a thank you for getting you a paper?” ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME??? He doesn’t thank me the other 51 weeks of the year when I go out to get the paper. Petty? Absolutely. Am I fully aware of the ridiculousness of how I sound? Yup. Does it change the way I was feeling? Nope. I am grateful to be a mom. Even to his kids. I know there are a ton of women who can’t have kids. Even Autumn was an IUI baby. Nevermind. Just a little appreciation from him, I suppose is what I was looking for. I sound stupid. Oh of course there’s more. I’m saving it for the therapist.
Part 2. I have an addiction to chocolate. I’m not ashamed. Ok, ok, I’m a little ashamed. I’m seeking help as we speak. Ok, I lied. I’m seeking help tomorrow. But for today…mini Ice Cream Chipwiches. I like ice cream. But it hurts my teeth. And it’s loaded with calories. All good things have tons of calories and hurt my teeth. So I make this little mini version of Chipwiches. These are not difficult. Not even time consuming. Perfect for the mom who doesn’t have time to be fancy!
Mini Ice Cream Chippers
- Ice cream (low fat, full fat, no sugar, chocolate, vanilla, low cal, all cal…it’s whatever you want!) I use 1/2 cal and low fat
- Mini chocolate chip cookies (you can use your favorite recipe, in a pinch I buy them pre-made)
- Let ice cream soften a little
- Spoon about a tablespoon in the middle of one cookie
- Place cookie #2 on top
- Wrap in wax paper
- I put a bunch in a larger freezer bag, and freez’er up!
Here’s a “selfie”, first one with the dSLR, yeah..those are really not meant for selfies!
From this crazy mom to you…We hope you had a fantastic Mother’s Day!