With my afternoon tea party fast approaching (and my 30’s even quicker! Eeeek!) I realised that I had nothing appropriate to wear. The birthday girl must wear something nice yes? So I popped a little message on face book asking if anyone would be willing to gift me with a couple of hours of kid free time to find myself a little something. My mate Dannii came to my rescue. Thanks babe. After a little bit of searching I found the perfect party dress for an afternoon tea party. It’s pink, it’s pretty and it makes me feel like a girl. Perfect! It actually makes me look like I have boobs and a waist 😉 you’ll get to see the rest after Sunday 😀
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Not really a lesson I learnt today but a lesson I reinforced today.
I have learnt while growing up to be resourceful. To not be wasteful. To turn old things into new things. I think I am fairly good at this. Tonight I had cooked too much potato for dinner, so I pulled out my recipe book full of recipes I collect from my wonderful Mother and made up a potato cake. It is something Mum does when she has left over potato.
It’s quick and easy to make and oh so yummy 🙂
It is just-
1 cup of warm mashed potato
1 cup of sugar
2 cups of SR flour
Mix together with enough milk to make moist and bake in a greased loaf tin for 20-30mins on 180deg.
So easy and it makes a yummy treat to enjoy with a cuppa. Cut, butter and Enjoy 😀
Today at lunch time Tilly asked to make her own sandwich. She has done it a couple of times now and sometimes I say yes and sometimes I can’t be bothered waiting and I say no. Today was a yes day. I know she needs the practise in order to learn and develop her own independence and skills as a sandwich maker in her own right 🙂 So I thought I would capture the even to share with you all.
Step one: Choose your bread (of course she chose crust…her favourite piece)-
Step 2: Apply margarine-
Step 3: Apply your choice of topping (Matilda’s choice today… Golden syrup… interesting choice)-
Sometimes a little extra effort is needed 😉
Step 4: Apply a pinch of sprinkles (needed on top of all sandwiches Matilda makes herself)-
Ok, so a pinch wasn’t enough-
But really… the whole jar? (being a good Mummy and not interrupting the process 🙂 ).
Phew… at least some go back. Hahahahah-
See Mum… I did it myself-
Step 5: Cut into desired sized pieces and eat 🙂
Good work Princess! Now can you please make mine and Zoe’s too? No Mummy I eat mine now. Oh well it was worth a try 🙂 Guess I still have to feed myself and the baby 🙂
Todays lesson came to me when I least expected it.
We spent the evening celebrating Amy’s 30th birthday.
We had an overall good time.
But I did learn that I am a sensible girl. I looked around the room at all the high heels, the short skirts, the pretty hair, the makeup and I felt a bit dull to be honest. I wore jeans and a black top. Sensible clothing. Practical clothing. It was cold. I wore pants. I wore covered shoes with socks. Not high heels and stockings. I wore my hair up in a ponytail, out of the way of tiny fingers. I wore no earrings for little hands to grab or pretty chunky necklaces to be pulled on. I looked like a Mum. I had the kids there. I left before 10pm. Just when they turned the music up, turned the smoke machine on, we left. Time to take the kids home to bed. I have learnt that my life is different to the whole party scene. I don’t belong there right now (not sure I ever really did). I don’t know if I’m happy or sad about that. I just know that it’s a different place to where I am in my life right now. Maybe I’ll visit there some other time.