Spoke to Aunt L (she called me) and I casually asked her about the cookies with her kids, because her schedule is a bit wonky at her job. "Oh, the kids love doing the cookies! And littlest is old enough now to really get into it! It would give them something to do at your mom's house, and they need something to do besides sit around! I would miss doing them myself, but your kids can help mine, and it is for the kids, anyway. Just be sure there are enough for me to eat when I do get there!
Have not called mom yet, because we were in a huge Christmas production at church and too late and tired to call.
Did talk to my kids and my senior boy said, "Meh" about doing them, but when i said, "ok, we might not!" he responded, "well, it is for kids, and I am not a kid anymore, but can I still do them?"
And DD asked, "Why not make them? We always do them! Did Grandma G say something??!" And DH laughed and called her very astute.
I replied that we would need to be sure to pack every single thing, from baking stones to rolling pins to food coloring and perhaps even dish soap for the cookie cutters, and pack the dough, which I already have from the grocery store. (Hard to find sugar cookie dough already!)
So, now all I have to do is ask mom.
Perhaps tomorrow. I should call her to let her know that her eldest grandchild got into the college of his choice. Early decision, found out today--yay!!!
(I texted/called/e-mailed most everyone else...but not her yet, because she would grill me about scholarships and finances and such...just want to enjoy the moment for a bit.)