I have a friend who is a health nut. She bakes muffins and brownies with little to no sugar and instead packs them full of things like chia seeds, hemp hearts, and spinach. She loves "super foods" and is ruthless about packing as much nutrition in her diet as possible.
This morning I was feeling less than super happy and needed some time to myself. So I locked myself in my bedroom while my children screamed and the dog barked at the door. I chatted on the phone, and cheered up a little, but found the ambient noise too distracting to fully relax.
I needed to get out of my rut. So I opened the door and suggest to my offspring that we make brownies. I thought of my health-nut friend as I handed the ingredients to my two helpers to bring to the table. I opted for white flour instead of whole wheat, I used all my sugar and all my eggs. Jadzia helped me crack the eggs. William poured in ingredients and used the mixer. They cleaned the bowl with their hands and tongues.
Now I know that baked goods are not a healthy way to get rid of a bad mood. But I feel better, and I haven't even had a single brownie yet. I can smell them now and I can hardly wait!