When it comes to this whole parenting gig, I’m still skeptical of the phrase, “It gets easier”
When? When exactly does it get easier?
When will the sleep deprivation cease? When will my house no longer look like an excerpt from the Guns of Navarone? When will I EVER get to finish a cup of tea???
Almost exactly this time last year, as I was pulling my hair thinking of activities to keep the twinions occupied (without damaging our home), I thought that maybe, just maybe, it was safe to do a little cooking with them.
What was supposed to be a simple pancake making afternoon full of fun and immense joy, turned out to be unstoppable utter madness.
Hardened flour and water all over the kitchen floor and bench tops took two kitchen mop head replacements and weeks to scrub off.
Anywho. Let kitchen craziness bygones be crazy.
Last Sunday, I bit the bullet and made another attempt.
Taking a deep breath, I used my best I’m-a-fun-a-little-too-enthusiastic-mama sing song voice :“Who wants to make pancakes???”
“Me! Me! Meeeee!”
The response was unexpectedly overwhelming. Maybe even scarily so.
Terrified I had just signed myself up to the sequel of “Junior Masterchef Disasters”, I cautiously led them to the kitchen.
But as it turned out, we had a great, relatively non-messy time!
The boys love telling me what ingredients make pancakes.
“Mama, we need flour, susu (Bahasa Indonesian for milk) and telur (egg in Bahasa)”
Shock, horror! They even agreed to wear aprons!
And using the hand-me down Junior Masterchef Cooking Kit from a friend, we made special shapes.
“Mickey Mouse” was the big favourite.
Looks like we’ve found ourselves a new Sunday morning activity where the twinions have awesome fun and most importantly, us parents survive the aftermath.
They didn’t taste too bad either.
It’s astounding how things change in a year. And while twin wrangling may not so much be getting “easier” (not yet, anyway), these days, it’s a lot more fun and a lot less messier.
Speaking of fun, I have a fantastic Peppa Pig giveaway!
- Peppa Pig Backpack
- Peppa Pig Easter Treat
- Peppa Pig Wooden Dominoes
Peppa is a lovable, cheeky little piggy who lives with her younger brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa loves playing games, dressing up, visiting exciting places and making new friends, but her absolutely favourite thing is jumping up and down in muddy puddles. Her adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter. Here’s your chance to win the ultimate Peppa Pig collection, valued at $40 – just in time to celebrate Easter and the holiday season! Check out even more new and exciting products now instore at www.Bigw.com.au. For more info, visit peppapig.com.au I facebook.com/officialpeppapig.au
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me:
“What’s activity do you enjoy doing with your kids?”
Terms and Conditions:
- This giveaway is only open to Australian residents
- Closing date for entries is 10pm AEST Tuesday, 25th of March.
- The winner will be contacted via email on the following Wednesday.
- If the winner does not reply to my email within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen.
Entries will be judged on merit and decision of the winner will be final.
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