I must be barking mad.....
I fear it may be easier if I had a little one who didn't sleep well. This would give me a reason to be wide awake from 3am. My head is spinning with what is actually happening in my life right now. Taking on two little ones under 18 months old? Throw in two needy dogs and I must be barking mad.
On the home front, LBM's food issues have not improved. This week reached a crescendo at toddlers when he literally ate his body weight in cornflakes and rice crispies in the 'messy play' and then reverted to a melt-down when his plate at snack time was finished and I wouldn't let him steal all the other children's portions. I tried to take him outside to the near-by swings as a distraction. Good idea? I thought so... but sadly it was pouring with rain and so we had to abandon that plan and come back inside. Back inside where he could see all the other children still enjoying their snacks. This my friends, did not end well. So I have made the decision not to go to the toddler groups for a while.
It stresses me out, he is unhappy and on reflection, why put ourselves
in these situations? There are plenty of other activities we can enjoy that do not revolve around 'snack time.' Or are there? Most parents are struggling to get their kids to eat, so you will be amazed at how everything revolves around food for little ones. Just a mention of the word 'snack time' stresses me out. So next week's challenge is to try a few new groups. Maybe a sing along at the library. A trip to the zoo even.
But breaking news is that today is decision day on Jelly-tot. I am shaking as I draft a text to Miss Scarlett saying 'yes' but explaining that we need a few things confirmed next week regarding support etc. I take a deep breath and press send. There. That's it. I've done it now. Gah! She texts me straight back. I can tell she is excited. Way too excited.
I would like to take this moment (while I have it) to say thanks for all the support and messages I have been sent on this blog. You have no idea how uplifting and encouraging your comments and supportive messages are. A big fat juicy thank you.
- mummy in the baking
- This blog is about me and my voyage to becoming a mummy. Ironically called “mummy in the baking” as together with my passion and obsession for all things cake related, I will never be able to have my own "bun in the oven." Years of fertility treatment have taken their toll and I now find myself on a new..eek, i hate this word...journey! The crazy train to adoption. I hope you will join me while I bake my way to becoming a mummy. I want this blog to be a source of information as well as a comforter. I hope it will inspire and help anyone who is considering adoption or who has in fact already bought their ticket for this..here I go again...journey. Cake makes me happy and I hope you will enjoy sharing my love of it. I want it to help lift your spirits and hearts through what can only be described as 'the trials and tribulations of the adoption process.' Along with my desire to be a family, I love my dogs, have an unhealthy love of sausages and chenin blanc, adore my land rover uber-nerd of a husband and continiously dream of balmy summer evenings. Baking in progress…..