The day has come. My oldest crossed the invisible bridge from child to teen. Thirteen. I rarely say that word. I ELIMINATED it in my mom vocab. Until today.
What this means?
Our relationship changes. Different and new. I prefer the word revolution. We are in the beginning of a relationship revolution. I have to learn my new boundaries. I have to be ok with being invisible at times yet walking the visible line of parenting. I have to be ok with our new topics that we will broach. I have to be ok to look up at him when we speak.
I have to be ok that he packed away all his Legos. I have to be ok that he doesn’t battle with light sabers through the house anymore. I have to be ok that he snubs cartoons. I have to be ok that he can walk to the bus stop by himself. I have to be ok that he wears men size shoes. I have to be ok that I no longer can send classroom birthday treats to school.
I have to be ok if he decides to eat it inside of the brown paper bag.
Mix the top five ingredients together with mixer. Layer each cupcake liner with Â¼ cake batter, cinnamon/sugar mixture, Â¼ cake batter, cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 18-25 minutes. Ovens vary so watch them closely and use the toothpick test to check for doneness.
Break apart two cupcakes, reserving a cupcake top, and place the pieces in a 16oz cup. Top with the cupcake top. Package and embellish. Don’t forget to include a fork.
Brown paper bag optional.
Brown Paper Bag Pistachio Bread:
Follow the above directions. Grease & flour two loaf pans. Layer each loaf pan with Â¼ cake batter, cinnamon/sugar mixture, Â¼ cake batter, cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Cool. Slice. Freezes well.
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