The kids got up way before I did today. I overslept--because I was feeling under the weather last night. Thankfully the kids were not.
I awoke to the loud squeals of delight. Through the moments of half-awake, half dreaming I heard something mentioned about 'cookies' and a 'surprise'.
It was the smell that got me out of bed.... chocolate? Mmmmm.
Turns out the four of them baked a batch of cookies first thing this morning. They were heavenly, chocolate chip peanut butter cookies that turned out perfectly.
I explained that I was proud of them for taking on this task, but that they should never cook unsupervised! Never, ever...EVER.
The biggest surprise? They did not eat a single one knowing that they weren't allowed to have cookies for breakfast and instead were all propped on blankets and pillows watching the early morning cartoons. I was proud, so they each got a cookie in the morning immediately.