Thursday, September 16, 2010
This story about Grandma is from my sister Chloe.
While babysitting my sister, brother and me during the summer, Grandma was supposed to make sure we cleaned up our rooms every day and help her with the other chores. One day, before leaving for work, Mom and Grandma discussed what we would have for dinner and then Mom said, "Oh, and you might want to make some cookies."
That was enough for Grandma. She decided to make "choo-choo train" cookies for us (rolled-up refrigerator cookies). She proceeded to teach the three of us how to roll up the dough and divide it into different train cars. The coal train had chocolate sprinkles. The dining car had red sprinkles, etc. Of course, because Grandma loved raw cookie dough, we all ate a lot of that before we even put the trains in the oven.
The cookies came out, we set the cars in a row and proceeded to eat all of them. Then Grandma looked at the clock and realized Mom and Dad would be home within the hour. We went into total panic mode! Grandma cleaned the kitchen while the three of us ran around the house making our beds and tidying the living room.
When Mom and Dad walked in, we were watching Soupy Sales while Grandma nonchalantly flipped through a magazine.
A few hours later Mom said to Grandma, "Did you have time to make cookies?"
She shook her head sadly, "Sorry dear, I didn't know we were out of sugar."