So, difficult child's big complaint is that I won't spend any time with him. Once he gets home from school we have just over a half hour until easy child gets off the bus. I thought that I would see if he wants to bake cookies. They are just the break and bake ones that I bought at the grocery store this morning, but I figure that cookies are cookies. And warm ones are even better! Patience, patience, patience. I've been chanting that to myself since last night. Patience, patience patience.

I vote that you're on the right track with this cookie stuff. He gets to look like a hero to easy child, by "making" cookies that they both can have for after-school snack... Anything you can do that improves his standing in HER eyes, is going to be a big win. That includes... learning how to cook her favorite supper. He's old enough to start learning. Needs to learn to make HIS favorite supper first, and Dad's too!

such a great idea. I agree it is a win for him and also a win for his relationship with easy child....IF he lets easy child have a cookie...teehee I keep cheap mixes around the house. He likes to be idependent and so I let him at it...if it turns out yucky, I just say it is great! he eats it all anyway.