Saturday, September 20, 2008

cupcake saturday

3 year old w had been having some Behavioural Issues especially at creche and after exhausting the stern options i hit upon a more carrotty approach. we agreed that if he could refrain from cursing and hitting his confreres for a week than he could have some friends over for a play. this morphed into a party with 6 little friends invited and 3 teachers....
mercifully only 3 children were able to come and the teachers all were mysteriously busy...
but there was a tumult of baking - 60 gazillion cupcakes and a few battalions of 'gingerbread mans' although for this party the mens were kangaroos and the number 3 (we have a diverse range of cookie cutters). the kitchen was awash with icing (frosting) and hundreds and thousands.

much worse was the cleaning - parents were also attending and my house suddenly looked notifiably dirty. m unwisely dropped in and was handed herculean cleansing materials and sent to the bathroom. he also kindly scrubbed the kitchen cupboard doors. i swabbed floors and stacked my bedroom with household detritus not ready to be thrown out and things i didn't want touched (like my spinning wheel).

all in time to be a gracious hostess with a winning smile and a boiling kettle......

i think everyone had a good time - the party boy told me he was 'mexhausted by fun' so that has to be good. we do have some spare cupcakes if anyone is interested?

2 comments:

catsmum said...

and how are the Augean Stables apres party ?

THE WEST COUNTRY BUDDHA said...

Cor, yes please! Glad he had a nice time and congratulations on surviving the tumult.