Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Utterly Pragmatic

I raised 3 daughters so I'm clueless when it comes to little boys. When the girls were little a cookie making session would usually end up being a competition to see who made the prettiest. Sometimes it was even hard for the maker to actually eat her cookie being that she was so proud of her accomplishment!

Imagine my complete surprise when I read oldest daughter Jenn's blog (she's the Whole Jenny on the bloglist on right) and saw Tucker's cookie. I learned today that pragmatism beats pretty every time. Tucker chose to plaster chocolate chips on his cookie instead of "pretty-ing" it up as a Jack-O-Lantern. In his 4-year-old male mind the choice was easy, where as not so easy for a girl. And who actually would be the ultimate winner here?

I'm thinking Tucker should play one of the wise men for Christmas. You get the picture.


  1. I have a son and a daughter, both grown now of course, and no grandchildren. We made lots of cookies when they were young and it was exactly the same way with them. Pretty for my daughter and more decoration with my son. The more decoration my son put on his cookie, the better it would taste to him. :-)

  2. I agree with Beth about boys tend to load up as to what the tummy wants.

  3. What's funny is that picture is actually Jack's cookie. Tuckers (which I think is on his blog post) had EVEN MORE chocolate chips. He literally piled them on and smashed them down to fit more.