I just made Rice Krispie Treats.
For the first time.
Now before you gasp in horror, you must know I do not like a mess of any kind. Making Rice Krispie Treats is messy. But I did it.
Because after being sick for two weeks, I was feeling guilty as a mom. My kids were obviously lacking "mommy time". They are whiny, their clothes don't match, and the consumption of tv and computer is way too high.
So to make up for missing mommy, I'm doing something that I equate with being a good mommy.
I'm making Rice Krispie Treats from scratch. Okay, I did not make my own marshmallows first. I cheated and used ones from the bag. And I used Malt-O-Meal Crispy Rice instead of real Rice Krispies.
I said I was feeling guilty, not insane.
But all of this made me realize that first, my image of a good mommy is very warped. And second, it is amazing how quickly Satan can place feelings of guilt in our lives.
My kids are whiny even with lots of "mommy time". And as for their clothes, I could really be proud that they dressed themselves. The tv and computer time we can work on. But that is not what defines me as a mommy!
As for the Rice Krispie Treats (don't you know there are not enough sweets in this house being right after Halloween!), just how do you firmly press them into the pan when they stick to everything??? even if it is greased?