Tuesday, February 24, 2009
some days you just need chocolate cake
~new blueberry bush (b'day pressie) chewed up by puppy, potting mix everywhere.
~worm farm tipped over by 5yo trying to get a worm to feed to baby water dragon, castings everywhere, baby water dragon escaped, 5yo upset.
~puppy's sloppy poos on path toddler stepped in it.
~toddler climbed up onto 9yo brothers desk to say Hi to fish, water everywhere fish nearly dead, maths book soaking, brother very angry.
~5yob searching pantry, agave syrup falls, lid comes off, syrup everywhere.
~toddler does two poos within half an hour and there are no nappies left.
~at the supermarket toddler rips open packet of biscuits, yes, biscuits everywhere.
~It's not even lunchtime yet and I didn't include the hitting, teasing and general not listening, or the fact that its that time of the month. I was feeling a little like Alexander and the terrible, horrible ,no good, very bad day.
We needed to make a change in the direction of the day, we needed a little cheering up, we needed some soul food. And what could be better for those mischief makers and their grumpy mama than homemade, warm chocolate cake. They gathered around the table stuffing mouthfuls of heart warming goodness into tummies and listened to Dr. Dolittle's escape from Africa with the help of Prince Bumpo, they smiled and I smiled and even though we had an Alexander-type morning (and to be honest the afternoon wasn't much better) we had our chocolate cake and it was sooo yummy 7yog declared 'Mama's famous chocolate cake is sooo good!' Just what we needed. A little bit of chocolate happiness to brighten the no good very bad day. Some days you just need chocolate cake.