I was so tired the other evening, it was about 8:30ppm but it felt like 1:00am. I am a morning person. Delia was all excited to bake something. She's almost 11 and very industrious. I told her to go for it and she made these cookies with almost no help. I got off the couch once. She used the recipe and wonderful online tutorial over at Kawaii Sweet World. She made the dough, died it, flattened in out in layers, stacked it, and chilled it overnight. The next morning, she cut out the cookies and baked them. Then added the faces. They are delicious and very adorable.
Thanks again for all your tips, suggestions, and feedback about meal planning. There are some great ideas in the comments. Homeschooling, I feel like I make food all day. Breakfast is more on their own, but I am usually up early baking muffins, etc. I also make a sit down lunch everyday because we do a lot of learning while we eat together, mostly talking about a specific topic. Keeping with the theme of making things easier and asking for help, I'm having one of them help, or make lunch for everyone, one day a week. This is much easier now that they are older. I didn't really think about doing this before, which I know seems odd, but it was because they are always busy learning on their own while I make lunch and I didn't want to interrupt them. Of course, teaching them to feed themselves and the family is learning and they really like doing it. Their cooking styles are very different and funny. One is fast and loud with lots of banging, one is very slow and careful, and one mostly talks and gets distracted telling stories.