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Why I Eat Cookies

Today has been a roller coaster!  I was scheduled to be on a plane right now headed for another business trip.  Then, an hour before I was due to leave for the airport, my meeting and trip were rescheduled. 

I am thrilled to stay home because I just got back from a week-long trip on Friday.  It was long days of meetings and social events in the evenings.  By 2:00 every day, I was ready for a nap – so I had a cookie instead. 

Once home, I was still tired and didn’t feel like I had enough time this weekend to get everything done.  I ran around until I was close to sleeping standing up – so I ate cookies to keep going.  Sugar is my caffeine.  By last night I had accomplished all I could and enjoyed a bottle (yes, a bottle) of wine, which then affected my judgment so I ate another bag of cookies.

When I got up this morning, I was melancholy about my trip.  I had been home less than 72 hours and needed more time with my husband.  What you’re expecting me to say next is “and I really needed more time with my kids”.

Except I don’t. 

From the moment I walked in the door on Friday, my little pumpkins were lunatics.  They set new temper tantrum records.  My husband was so sweet to share with me that they were great until I came home…  It is so odd, I was sad to part with them this morning, I gave them extra hugs and kisses and truly didn’t want to leave.  But now that I get to stay home, I would like to hide in my office, eat cookies and read a book.  What award do I win for that?

But I am congratulating myself on knowing where I am at and understanding what I need.  I need cookies.  I need rest.  I need cuddling with my kids.  I just don’t want the other stuff like discipline, homework, laundry and bedtime rituals.  Hmmm… I think the business trip might be more restful than parenting…

So I have decided today is I eat cookies day (and it is clearly not ‘I am a literary genius’ day).  You are welcome to join in the celebration.  This is guilt free indulgence.  Will I eat cookies in lieu if my parenting duties? No.  But will the cookies make the duties easier? You betcha!

Next time I will make this brief, I’ll quickly tell you about the isolated times when I don’t eat cookies.

What do you do to take care of yourself?  How do you cope on crazy days?



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  1. January 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I want I eat cookies days. Can I also have a few business trips too? No, no, the toddler is delightful all hours of the day and the husband is always in a warm and affectionate mood.
    And I live in a bubble of sugar haze. Until I reach the bottom of the bag.

    I am SO WITH YOU SISTER!

    • January 31, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      Ah, the sugar haze, nicely put. It’s mommy’s best friend!

  2. January 31, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    White cheddar puffs from Trader Joe’s and Ice cream…I hear ya! I am having one of those days too, (although mine has nothing to do with the kids!)

    • January 31, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      Ice cream is cookies best friend, I shouldn’t keep them apart, maybe I should eat that too.

  3. January 31, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Donuts. My first day back as On My Own Stay At Home Mom After Vacation and I’ve eaten FOUR donuts.

    The last two are looking tempting, and I just polished off half a pizza.

    Skipping my workout makes me crave junk too, but no day care (sick child), no workout…

    I could go for cookies or brownies too, but I don’t have the dough…

    • January 31, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      Kelly – I think you’re entitled to eat the last two donuts after vacationing with Muphy! Hmm… pizza – that may be next!

  4. bearlover
    January 31, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Is your daughter a girl scout?? Because only a cookie selling crazed lunatic would suggest that we have “eat cookie day” R you trying to boost sales?? Box of thin mints and Carmel delights please….ok ok 2 boxes of each!

    • January 31, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      Sarah – you’re a genious, I should have this post sponsored by the girl scouts!

  5. January 31, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    I’ve also been cookie binging lately. I blame my husband. He’s been home from work for a week and a half now. Talk about screwing up my schedule and saying goodbye to the tiniest bit of “me” time I had. I NEED COOKIES!

    • February 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm

      Kali – I give you permission – Eat Cookies!

  6. January 31, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Rice is my comfort food, ahahaha.. I do eat cookies, probably more than I should have especially now I just order 6 box of those thin mints from my neighbor’s kid. It’s for a good caused.. right? 🙂

    • February 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm

      Sendie – you’re a true philanthropist! Love the thin mints!

  7. February 1, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Big addict with this blog, plenty of your articles have really helped me out. Looking forward to improvements!

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