Crying “I need a drink”

Umm… Call me stupid but you’re holding four of them. 

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Parenting, MORE LIES

Paint at home with your toddler they said.  It will be fun they said. Well, maybe for the toddler.

This is what happens when you give a toddler paint. 

EXHIBIT 1

“THE LIE”

Miss Bee thoroughly enjoyed exploring pastel colours to make a spring painting. 

EXHIBITS 2

“REALITY”

Miss Bee painted everything she possibly could and thought it was hilarious. 

Uneaten cereal muffins

But crunchy outside but fluffy inside. 

I just couldn’t stand throwing it away.  She didn’t eat it. So I’m trying my luck with reinventing breakfast into a muffin.  Muffins will also be frozen as snacks. 

1 1/2 cups SR flour 

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup oil

1 egg

Big handful of sultanas

Milk and cereal (this was cheerios and nutrigrain) 

Add extra milk to dropping consistency

Yep,  still in her PJs wearing a fairy costume cooking. 

Quote of the day “you’re a really good helper mummy”.

While I put the muffins in the oven she cracked an egg into a bowl…  There’s no stopping her. I’ve finally wrangled her into clothing.  #winning at mothering

Mission impossible 

Presenting…  Gaston the lady bug :

So,  Miss Bee is currently VERY sick. 

But all the relatives want to see her today anyway since it’s her birthday. Even when I said she has suspected influenza. (I’m waiting for pathology results). 

I’ve battled snot, endless crying,  virtually no sleep, ear infection and vomit the last few days and today she’s worse.  She’s started on antibiotics now thankfully. 

Not wanting to disappoint, trying to be super mum… I could smell the GF butter cake I made the moment she fell asleep. As soon as it went in the oven she woke up screaming. I could smell it burning while I held her sobbing coughing little 3 year old self. 

Somehow,  this burnt bottomed pig’s ear needs to become Gaston the lady bug from Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom in the next hour and 10 minutes. 

At least the shape looks good.  That’s something right? 

I don’t know how but I did it. Looks pretty good for about 20 minutes effort. 

Facebook reality vs painful reality

Facebook version of today:

Happy 3rd Birthday. My precious daughter, When I welcomed you into my life the sun shone even more brightly. You are amazing and I can’t believe how much I love you. I have so many hopes and dreams for you. In you I see potential and charisma. If you are healthy and inspired by life, if you are content with your beauty and your soul sings happy tunes then life is perfect. I try and be the best mum to you, I know I am not perfect but I love you with my whole heart. Your sweet smile brings me a joy that radiates into my heart making me love you just a tiny bit more.  When you hurt I wish I could transfer the sadness from your heart to mine instead. I will be there for you until my last breath and you can count on me in times of challenge. Keep growing in peace and keep radiating your sunshine. Life is short so be sure to follow your heart and reach for your dreams. With all my love, Mum.

Actual day: Despite what you may guess, Miss Bee’s very sick today. Dr said she’s developed a nasty ear infection, chesty coughing and one gland is right up.  She needs to start a course of strong antibioticson. I’m showing a brave face. Cries almost constantly all day. Nothing pleases her.  It’s been a stressful dreadful birthday for her. She’s vomited again all over her Emma Wiggle dress. She’s just fallen asleep  Her sisters all want to celebrate her birthday today and won’t be told no so I’ve just put a cake in the oven. She now asleep in my arms and I can’t get up to take the cake out although I  suspect it’s burning.