Monday, May 6, 2013

It’s Been Quite a Ride

I guess it’s no surprise to anyone that Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday. Mother’s Day means so many things through the years; as a child, a mother-to-be, and all the different stages of being a Mom.

This is my last Mother’s Day with both of my boys living at home. One will leave shortly for college and the other is only a year behind. So this year I’ve written a little poem (I never seem to learn my lesson about trying to write poems, do I?) from my current perspective.



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M – is for the mischief you get into every day,
O – is for the other kids who hang out to eat and play,

T – is for the thanks I rarely get to hear,
H – is for the happiness you bring from year to year,

E – is for the everything, it’s what you mean to me,
R – is for the roller coaster ride this life can be,
‘S – is for the sharing of your germs you’ve done for free.



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Triple Chocolate Cookies

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Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches


D – is for the dread I’m feeling to the core,
A – is for the ache I’ll know when you head out that door,
Y – is for the yesterdays I’ll cherish evermore.

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Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Ingredients:
1 stick butter, softened
1 stick margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup dark chocolate chipe
any ice cream, slightly softened
Opt: nonpareils or sprinkles
Directions:
*Grease cookie sheets. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Cream together butter, margarine, brown sugar and vanilla. Beat in the egg.
*Mix in the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
*Last, mix in the white and dark chocolate chips.
*Roll about a tsp of dough into a ball and put on baking sheets.
*Press down slightly with the heel of your hand.
*Bake 12 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then remove and cool completely.
*Put cooled cookies in freezer for 10 minutes.
*Slice ice cream into slabs about 1/2 inch thick. Using cookie cutter or top of a glass approximately equal size around to your cookies, cut circles out of the ice cream.
*Put a circle of ice cream in between the flat sides of two equal sized cookies. Press together gently.
*Opt: roll the sides of the ice cream cookie in nonpariels or sprinkles.
*Wrap individually and freeze.
*Remove from freezer and allow to sit for 2 minutes before eating.

44 comments:

  1. That was a beautiful poem. Your boys are lucky to have such a great mama!

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    1. Thank you. They drive me nuts but I love them!

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  2. That was really beautiful! It made me a little teary eyes thinking about my children eventually leaving.

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    1. I don't know what happened. I blinked and suddenly the college days are here!

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  3. I have one going to college next year too, and as much as he drives me crazy sometimes I sure am going to miss him!!! Those ice cream sandwiches look fabulous!

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    1. My guess is you're feeling a lot of the same things I'm feeling right now. It's so very bitter/sweet.

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  4. Aw! Very nice. I'm not a mother but I miss my mom terribly since I live almost 3,000 miles away. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. If you're 3000 miles away I bet I know just how your Mom feels.

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  5. Beautiful, just like you....and those cookies! You need to stuff that little poem in your boys' backpacks.

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    1. Somehow I don't think they're quite ready to hear it. If I'm lucky someday they will be.

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  6. okay I am sobbing right now...sobbing at work woman...so beautiful...I want Dino to grow...but I don't.

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    1. I know exactly how you feel. We want them to grow, and we don't.

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  7. Oh no! I don't want to start crying again! I was fine until I got to the second part of the poem. It's written so well and describes exactly what I have felt with each one as they left the nest.....you should have provided some tissues with this post... :-(

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    1. I started out trying to write another one of my silly, ridiculously embarrassing poems. I must have taken a wrong turn somewhere.

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  8. I love this! You are the BEST!!!! I am struggling with my son who just turned 13, and him wanting to have some "personal" space. It breaks my heart! He's my baby! I can only imagine the mixed emotions that you are experiencing! Love the recipe too by the way!!! :)

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    1. The teen years are just so tough, trying to find the exact right mixture of holding on and letting go. Yup, roller coaster ride.

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  9. Really ~ you had to make them sandwiches with ooey gooey goodness ... YUM!
    Loved the poem as usual. I don't want to go through the teen years and try to figure this all out! I swear I'm shipping Reagan to you!

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. You gotta ship her while she's little so I can play dress up. You can tell I didn't have any girls, can't you?

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    2. That's perfect! She has an entire trunk all bedazzled in sparkly pink with a bajillion outfits for dressing up! It's going to be so much fun.
      When did you say you were available?? LOL

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    3. Got a room opening up in August . . .

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  10. Really nice poem. I can feel the sadness in your words. But we all get older, grow up, and move on to the next stages in life. My mom cried when I moved out.

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    1. Not sure, but it's possible my Mom had a party.

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    1. Thank you! I think that's the first poem I've written that people have actually said good things about.

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  12. Awesome Post (Poem)... Heartfelt!!! Smiling. Have a great week, Slu

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    1. Thanks, Slu. Guess I should quit this poem think when I'm (finally) ahead.

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  13. Very poignant poem and I can totally relate. Now that the baby of the family is heading to high school I am slowly losing my mind. I think I need those ice cream cookies!!!

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    1. These next 4 years are going to fly for you. Take my word for it, Ice Cream Sandwiches are the best medicine EVER!

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  14. There's no crying in blogging!! Just kidding. You totally made me cry. This was the perfect balance between humor and the realities of parenting.
    Vicky
    http://thepursuitofnormal.blogspot.com/

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    1. That's the thing about parenting, once you get used to one reality it all changes on you.

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  15. Karen this is absolutely beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes! I can't imagine the day when my boys are this age!! I pray for all the strength in the world for you!

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    1. Thank you. It seems like just yesterday that I, too, couldn't imagine my boys being this age.

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  16. Yum!!! My teeth are aching already just looking at the delicious TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CHIP cookies!!! nom nom nom... ps. you're kids are so cute! such love!

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    1. LOL, maybe I should have named them Dentist Delight Cookies?

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  17. Ok so MOTHER made me laugh & DAY may be tear up knowing that I will be where you are much faster than I would like. They grow too fast! I'm thinking the ice cream sandwiches might cheer me up. :)

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    1. Yes, it seems they grew up in a heartbeat. Scary really. But Ice Cream Sandwiches do help . . .

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  18. aww!! That was one awesome poem and I can well imagine your emotions right now, Karen! {{hugs}} Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  19. I hope you had a great Mother's Day - these look delicious!! Stopping by from Two Cup Tuesday, have a great week!!

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    1. Thanks for coming by. Stopping by to see you too.

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  20. Oh, I loved this. Beautiful poem for your boys. I feel for you but know you will be able to cope with your baking and humor. Hugs Karen!

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    1. Thanks for the continued support. Going through quite an emotional transition, but I think the anticipation is probably worse than the reality will be.

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  21. What a great idea and they seem so easy to make. Thanks for sharing, coming over from Spatulas on Parade

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    1. Glad you stopped by. We love these both as cookies and as ice cream sandwiches.

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