This school year, I decided to volunteer as a “room mom” in my youngest’s classroom. I’m not totally new to this role; I’ve done it a couple times in the past. But this year, however, I seem to have been matched with a rather endearing and passionate Room Mom. (She truly deserves to be recognized with capital letters and perhaps an award for her outstanding effort.)
I didn’t sign up for this volunteer role out of my passion for party planning and goody bags – which I despise by the way. No. I found myself back in a season of life that I’ve known before just a couple years past – the stay at home mom with kids in school. I figured it was time to get off the bench and jump back into the PTA game because of all the time I had on my hands. HAHA.
My “unemployed and loving it” status changed two weeks into the school year after I was offered a 7-week long term sub position. I just couldn’t pass it up.
So now I find myself working in what seems to be the busiest month of the elementary school year, second only to May, and I can barely keep up. From Field Day snacks, to Halloween parties, to the Fall Carnival bake sale and cake walk, to the teacher’s birthday, and a brunch – all before Thanksgiving, thank you very much! I am no longer worried about keeping up with my talented partner in “room momming”. No, I’m settling for doing just enough to get by and not drive everyone in my household crazy.
These sugar cookies totally fit under that category. Delightfully rich, thanks to 3 sticks of butter, these cookies can be whipped up in less than ten minutes of work time. The dough can easily be made up ahead and stored in the refrigerator for a later date. Because there are no eggs in it, the dough can last up to a week in an airtight container.
Today, my 10-year-old made a batch. All I had to do was lay out the butter to soften and help with the oven. Can’t get any easier than that!