Baking Cookies with Mom

We have a new foster baby in the house.

Moriah enjoys having a playmate — she “helps” feed him and reports when [she thinks] he has a need. She lavishes kisses on his plump cheeks and crawls on the floor when he does. She calls him into her room (where all our toys are kept) to play together, and yesterday one of her baby dolls was given his name.

And yet… most days she insists SHE is also a baby, too. She has suddenly forgotten how to use a fork and has had several potty accidents recently. She tells me “I can’t” and repeatedly asks “help mom” all day.

We have been giving her more affection and affirmation since his arrival. And I’m using every free minute to sit on the floor with her, to play one-on-one, and to read books. But it’s tough when you’re no longer the only one needing attention.

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So today I invited her to make cookies with Mommy while the baby napped. At the last minute, I pulled out an easy-looking recipe (not many ingredients) — it happens to be a gluten-free, which is okay but not a necessity in our house anymore.

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And we had a special time together making cookies:

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Guess which two cookies Moriah “rolled”…

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I am thankful for this little girl. I know she will not stay little forever.

And we continue to pray that God will add to our family in His timing.

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Elaine and her husband, Joey, are licensed as an adoptive family and foster home in Ohio. Learn more about Joey and Elaine.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Baking Cookies with Mom

  1. Looks like lots of fun at your house. May I join you ? Elaine you are such a wonderful mother.

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