As anyone with children knows, reality has a way of changing all those plans you have before your kids are born. And one of my first rules to be broken was the "no sweets" one. When Annaleigh was sick, Joe and I spent many of her last few hours thinking of all the things our beautiful baby girl would never get to experience. Trips to the ocean, rides on the ferris wheel, her first day of school, her first kiss, the taste of chocolate. When Annaleigh left this world, Joe and I both sort of vowed to ourselves that we would never let Charlie and Lily miss out on anything. Life is way too short to wait to for things, and way too short not to enjoy each and every second you can! So now, a few times a week, Charlie and Lily get treats - a Dunkin Donuts munchkin, a few spoonfuls of ice cream, or, tonight, their first (pumpkin) chocolate cookie.
Just look at these faces. Some rules are totally made to be broken :)