First it was my grandson’s folly and today it is mine.
I got up early to make one of my favorites: Peanutbutter, banana, chocolate chip muffins. The butter did not mix in as well as it should have, and it was softened, but I thought, “Oh, well.” I put the muffins in the oven and got busy on my mind mapping and Bible reading.
When the timer rang and I got the muffins out, they seemed small in comparison with past times. Then it dawned on me, I had forgotten both the baking powder and baking soda. That was a first, but it explained the muffins.
My grandson said they were a little bitter. I tasted them and did not have that same reaction, but they were dense and moist.
I gave two away to a girl at school and she said they could be a lot worse. She readily took them.
I even looked at the recipe, but obviously I must have glanced over it a little two quickly. I will make them again this week. I still have plenty of bananas and you can be sure I won’t forget the leavening agents again.
The thing is it was kind of funny and I could laugh. I can remember mistakes when I first got married and then I would burst into tears. Age has certainly made a difference. And that is good from my perspective. From tears to laughter is a wonderful thing.
Looking back on the morning, I think I was distracted thinking about several things coming up today and I can admit it, I just forgot.
I am thankful that it was not a big thing and that I can now laugh at mistakes.
Father, thank you for the gift of laughter and the ability to laugh at myself. It is a good thing. I am blessed. Amen.