Tuesday, February 23, 2010
A Recipe For Disaster
Sometimes it's the most enjoyable experience in the world. Filled with magical moments, like the first smile, wobbly little steps, learning to say 'Mumma' and running over for an enormous cuddle. Those days are filled with heart-stopping moments where you think that, as a Mum, you must be the luckiest person in the world.
Some days, we play and laugh and run around happily.
Sunday was not one of those days.
Sunday's recipe of mothering went something like this:
A couple of other kids
One father trying to chat to friends
A tired mother
Take the toddler and place in same room as older children. They will automatically razz each other up.
Once sufficiently over-excited, separate children and attempt to quietly entertain seventeen-month-old.
Watch as child grabs things she should not have and throws them around. Discipline as required.
Wait a moment whilst big tantrums are thrown.
Note: for extra effect, ensure toddler has not slept well the previous few nights, due to teething and hot weather. This will make the tantrums extra juicy. If this is not enough, take mother at a time she is feeling run-down and already grumpy.
Posted at 11:29 AM