As I rolled the cream cheese dough slathered with cinnamon and sugar into spiral shaped cookies, my friend was rolling dough topped with chocolate chips and cocoa powder. Our toddlers were with us, playing together, running in for a taste every now and then.
This simple yet messy task would have been next to impossible to accomplish alone. I am certain my little one would never have allowed me to take an hour away from him. And if I had dared to try, I am sure I would have had a giant mess to clean up.
Instead, my toddler had a friend to run around with and I had a friend to help me do something that may otherwise not have happened. We were both happy.