I’ve yarned plenty about my three-year old’s love of baking and decorating cookies. She also loves all arts and crafts, yes, but even though there are hints of me in her, for the most part, she’s entirely different. So different in personality, I almost don’t know what to do with her. My niece also loves baking and decorating cookies. And all arts and crafts. But she actually reminds me of my childhood me in a way my own kid doesn’t even touch. This discrepancy is hard to articulate, and based purely on the wonderousness that lies in distinct kids’ characters. (And please, anyone about to respond with harsh critique on my mothering, understand I’m not saying I don’t adore my own child’s uniqueness in her difference, all I’m saying is I feel a special connection of similarity with my niece.)
So I wanted to get her a baking kit for her 6th birthday, and I searched and searched for just that perfect kit. Since it’s kinda my field, I paid particular attention to what was in any kit I found and I just wasn’t impressed. So I decided to make my own. (See tips for making your own kit at the end of this post. Warning: This will not save you time and money, but it does allow you to personalize the gift.)
Trish - Sweetology101 says
Wow Meghan your post spoke volumes to me. I have one darling daughter (7) and older (12) niece too. My niece is so special to me – she has Tourette's which is so devasting at that age…any age really. She is going thru such a hard time right now w/ her peers and to take her mind off if it for only a minute I sent her a basic wilton kit a few weeks ago. A few days ago I posted about my niece and sharing the love of baking with her on my blog. She loved it soo much and sending her something like this would be so, so much better. I look forward to when your chic cookies kits are availabe, I will send her one! Thank you so much for writing this, it just feels good to read something one can relate to so much.
Thank you, I would NEVER have thought to check Barnes and Noble!!