Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies for Baby Monsters

Bobby bounced on my bed, bright-eyed. He wants to know what comes next? Next?! It’s 06:00. Ben is just back asleep. I know Ben loves me. He gets the program – when the blinds are down, sleep. . If I haven’t said it already, this stay-at-home-mommy thing is new to me.

You want a schedule? Here’s one; 0600 – back to bed time. till at least 0800. No? Well here’s the iPad.

Since I had Ben, Bobby had Baby Monster. He comes complete with a nappy and Ben’s hand-me-down.

Oh. Funny how Baby Monster always gets hungry. For a cookie. A chocolate chip cookie. But there are Bobby’s paw prints on my couch. My white couch. In chocolate. He’s a sharp tack, that one.

I have tried many many recipes. But if you want the best, this chick knows her stuff.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


With Bobby home 3 days a week, I feel the pressure to keep up the pace with the Montessori days he misses out on. I’ve given it some thought. Here’s my schedule;

05:45 till 09:00 – Peak Time ( I may or may not get a shower. I miss those)
09:30 till 11:00 – Field trip ( incl but not limited to a Business Meeting with a Colleague du jour – we drink coffee, the kids run around. Except Ben. For Ben feeding time is anytime I stand still)
11:30 – Lunch Time ( for Bobby and Ben… And you thought I had lunch, ha!)
12:30 till 14:00 – Quiet time. Bobby doesn’t nap anymore. I give him a little cloth bag with a quiet activity he can do while in bed. Or sleep. I might have a bite of solid food. Ben Sleeps.
14:00 till 16:30 – work time ( I set up a little area with a chalkboard, reading corner, little table, craft material, you get the idea)
16:30 till goodness knows when – Peak Time

Field trips and work time are interchangeable. Some days it’s double the dose of work time, depending on if I have the car that day. And the weather.

Anyone out there know where I can get some secondhand Montessori materials?

I was on skype to my Aunt S, telling her about the constant mess. She gave some good advice. Just clean up.Once. At the end of the day.

I could pick up the toys. I reach for a glass of wine instead. Red. Merlot. Ah, sweet nectar of the gods.

Toys? what toys?

Word(s) of the Day
Aunt S – My go-to-Guru. She is the mother I always wish I had.
Field Trip – Getting out of the house. Fast. before I go insane. Indoor playcentres with good coffee carts a must, interspersed with guilt-induced visits to the library, museums and playgrounds (coffee in hand)

I’m Betty, and Butter is a story of a full-time suburban SAHM ( Stay-At-Home-Mom) who practices Medicine in her spare time. My life heavily revolves around Babycakes, my husband, Bobby and Ben, my children and an acerbic tongued pug D’Artagnan.

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2 responses to “Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies for Baby Monsters”

  1. High five! No, make that touch down. I too love to make choc chip cookies with chopped chocolate. So many more choices in the kind of chocolate you can chop. Delighted to have discovered your blog via the gorgeous HIH today.

    SSG xxx

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