Just as last year, Antek and I dedicated one December morning to bake and decorate Christmas cookies. He was talking about it for days and he couldn't wait for the whole process of preparing the dough, cutting out shapes, baking and then finally decorating all the cookies.

I've noticed that the older he gets, the more he wants to be involved with what we're doing and sometimes is too impatient or stubborn to listen for directions... which can result in my annoyance or him throwing a tantrum. But as with anything, I am constantly learning to let go, let him do things his way, let the kitchen get messy and just observe him becoming more and more independent. Because isn't it the whole point of growing up?

little boy in navy sweater mixing cookie dough with a handheld mixer
little boy smiling wearing navy Christmas jumper
baking Christmas cookies
boy in navy t-shirt baking Christmas cookies
little boy rolling cookie dough with rolling pin
baking Christmas cookies in kitchen
little boy cutting shapes with cookie cutter
Christmas cookies on wooden kitchen table red poinsettia
boy icing Christmas cookies
decorating Christmas cookies with toddler
baking Christmas gingerbread men cookies
little boy holding blue icing tube in hands smiling
decorating gingerbread men with colourful icing
decorated gingerbread men cookies

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