Tomorrow morning I'm going to get my sister's kids and bring them back to bake and decorate cookies over the weekend. Alex has been itching all week to pick out which cutters we'll use, and finally, finally, tonight we took the boxes of cutters out and I told Alex to take them out and put them all over the dining room table while I emptied the dishwasher and washed up what was left in the sink. (Julia wasn't interested. She wanted to watch Frosty on DVD instead.)
As I was stacking dishes and bowls in the cupboard, I listened to Alex checking out all the cookie cutters and cookie presses and a few other assorted cutters that have nowhere else to go.
"Santa! A snowman! A reindeer! A Christmas tree!" And so on.
After a while - and a few more boxes - he started announcing "Mommy, you have a LOT of cookie cutters." "Mommy! You have SO MANY cookie cutters!"
I figured since we were assembling them, we might just as well do ALL of them, regardless of the holiday.
"You were tricking me, Mommy!" Alex stared at the additional boxes I'd placed on one of the dining room chairs.
"I wasn't tricking you, Alex. I just thought we should put everything on the table."
At one point he flat out told me there wasn't any more room. Shaking his head. Crazy mommy.
But we slid things around and found the room. The only cookie items I didn't add were my springerle molds. But since Alex has been eating my springerle even though they are supposed to sit for a few weeks, I have a feeling I'll be making another batch or two before the holiday. So maybe I'll take a picture of all the springerle molds at that point.
Anyway, after he'd put all the cookie cutters out on the table, I took a few pictures, and for some reason, they have disappeared from my camera. I'm NOT happy about that. Alex was grinning from the other side of the table and he looked pretty cute.
Before I put them away, I took pictures of them in groups, just to have a record of everything I have. Some I've bought or they've been gifts. Others were my mom's mother's. And still others belonged to my late mother-in-law.
So, um...maybe Alex is right...maybe I do have a lot of cookie cutters...what do you think?