It’s hard to believe another Christmas is already upon us. A chance to look back on the past year and celebrate your accomplishments. A chance to look forward and make resolutions for the coming year. And a chance to visit that familiar self-induced hell of cookie decorating.
Just kidding. Kind of.
They say people fit into one of five different love languages. That emotionally, they need things like acts of service or words of affirmation to feel loved. And that receiving love is incredibly important to your relationship with others.
What does this have to do with cookie decorating you might ask?
Well they also say that you should tailor your love showing to the specific language of those you with which you have a relationship.
But because I think assuming you like physical touch would be the wrong choice in this scenario, I decided to settle for another year of holiday cookies.
I’ll admit I was a little disappointed when I over-thinned my white icing just in time for Santa’s beard. The result? Santa Dog. Coming soon to a dog park near you.
I was a little disappointed until the boys and I had our annual Christmas cookie decorating party and the two of them showed me artistic skills I can’t even begin to compete with.
Look at the depth and layering. The color quality and sparkle. The heavy use of sprinkles.
I must admit I prefer the boys’ cookies to my own and I have a feeling it has a little to do with the quality time and acts of service involved.