Sunday, September 19, 2010

Brownies and Traditions

For the past two years I've made these brownies and Sophie has helped me. And for the past two years I've let her lick the spatula and then made her cry while taking it away from her -- all while snapping pictures like an insensitive mother. The second time I did it, I wasn't intending it to be a tradition, but it kind of did anyway. (See this post if you need a reminder.) Seriously, though? I think it's nice to get a few pictures of your kids riled up. That's how my kids are about 60% (some days around 87%) of the time, and I like to capture a few photos to keep things real. I like to look back at these when they're sleeping and think, "wow, they're actually pretty cute when they're mad."

We started out with the blissful pictures of Sophie licking the spatula:


But when I took it away from her, I got this look:


Kind of a confused look like, "why did you take that from me and are you giving it back in the next 15 seconds?"

Not the drama I was looking for. On to my next subject:

09 - September4

Licking a chocolate-covered spatula is true bliss.

Now for the moment of truth. Mom takes the spatula away and . . .

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Bingo. Just what I expected. I guess our little tradition of photos only lasts for two years per child.


Cynthia said...

I'd cry too! Those look good!

Jessica said...

Oh man, I've seen something like that go on at our house just as of late.

Emily said...

I am making these. Today. You have no idea how happy you've made me.

Emily said...

...but I will probably cry if you take my spatula as well. I haven't yet reached the point where I will share a brownie spatula. I know, I'm horrible.;)

Sare said...

I need to take more pics of my kids being grumpy (and save them). You are hilarious. I can almost hear Ivy crying.

James and Monica said...

"you mean mean mama!!" I can just see those words in that cute little face!

ElegantSnobbery said...

I'm crying now, because you just tortured me with delicious brownie batter pics and I WANT SOME! Waaaah!

Also, you have the two cutest girls on the planet. I should feel bad saying that since I have two girls myself... but you have the two CUTEST girls on the planet.

Andrea said...

so cute!