What do cookies say to you? Besides, ‘eat me!’ because you know, that’s what they say to me.
Way back before the new millennium, Alexzandra cheered for Pop Warner, which meant every Saturday she and I would drive all over San Diego for football games. Since Michael was a tiny guy, he got to stay home with Daddy.
Pretty soon, every Saturday when we came home from a game, there would be chocolate chip cookies waiting for us. David was so good at making cookies that it became his ‘thing’. Kind of like making chocolate chip pancakes is his ‘thing’. Hmm, I see a trend here…
Fast-forward a few years and for some reason David decided it was time to teach Michael the art of chocolate chip cookies. Soon enough, it became Michael’s ‘thing’ to make the cookies. David will whip up a batch when the mood strikes, but it’s Michael who usually makes them now.
I noticed a trend with Michael’s approach to cookies ~ he’ll make cookies when someone isn’t feeling well or has had a really tough week. Friend or family member, it doesn’t matter; if someone needs cheering up, he’ll make them a batch of cookies. Over Christmas, he made some for his P.E. teacher when he found out that her daughter needed surgery. When his sister visits, he always tries to make some for her even though she eats super healthy and would rather have a glass of wheatgrass. Which is kind of nothing like chocolate chip cookies, but there you are.
Ever heard of the Five Love Languages? Well, Michael’s Love Language is chocolate chip cookies.
The last time he made a batch, all I could think of was that my butt was too big and I didn’t need the fat and calories. Then it hit me that while my butt might not shrink overnight, my boy would be off on his own sooner than I’d like. So I gave him a huge hug and had some of his cookies. Then something magical happened and instead of ‘eat me!’, I heard those cookies say, ‘I love you’.
How do you show your love? Do you have a special way of letting those you hold dear know they are important? Come on and share with us!