You will thank me later, if only in your mind.

When your family raves about your unique creativity and you humbly shrug and respond, “Oh, it was nothing,” you will think of me.

When you give them a little wave of the hand after that compliment that symbolizes, “Truly, it was something special,” you will think of me.

And I will think of you, and together we will grin and chuckle silently because we both know just how long we slaved to bring that extra something special to those we love. 🙂

And then I will wonder if your son dove into the finished batch and polished off the picture perfect Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree that never had time to get green frosting on  in a split second fast and wonder if they were as grateful as mine.

And I’ll also wonder why magazines don’t ever show the real picture of life behind the recipes, complete with high school son and Daniel Boone hat.

Then I’ll think about the fact that our eldest son, home from college for just a brief few days, never knew the delight of this 5 Minute Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree recipe because he slept until 2:00 and as hard as I tried to hide them, they were found.

So while this “recipe” only took five minute to whip up because the two packages of store bought rolls were the perfect solution to a busy morning, I will give a bit more love to our son for the next batch and use my Homemade Overnight Refrigerator Rise Cinnamon Roll recipe because it’s simply the easiest homemade cinnamon roll recipe out there.

And then on Christmas Morning, I will make them again, but with my Copy Cat Cinnabon recipe and Easy Cream Cheese frosting. They are the best homemade cinnamon rolls out there (based on the 100′s of people that have tried it and let me know), but they take a lot of time.

So here’s to being a hero in our home in only five minutes. Think of me and I’ll think of you. 🙂

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