Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen or in This Case an Emma

I'm taking a week break from writing. My house is a disaster and I'm feeling domestic. This afternoon I decided to bake.

I used to bake. I used to bake a lot, but my kids don't eat baked goods and I end up eating them all. But baking makes me feel good-- homey, comforted, useful. So today I baked. Two apple pies, two loaves of sandwich bread and a loaf of cinnamon bread. From scratch. My Little House on the Prairie roots were showing.

Emma had a great day at preschool and came home to "help" me. While I mixed the flour, sugar, yeast, and milk, Emma made her own concoction.

Her ingredients? Flour, water, sugar and a stolen half can of Diet Coke. Yum.

But that got old, so when Mommy wasn't looking she moved to Mommy's side.


Uh oh.
(Why, yes. That is half of an apple on the floor.)

What's this, you ask? Emma has moved the bar stool to access the water dispenser. Never underestimate the power of water added to a floury paste mess. What the camera fails to capture is the standing water spread across the floor. The puddle I slipped and fell in. Sorry, no cameras around to capture the special moment.

Fifi is doing better today. She is falling less so the steroids must be working, but she's not all there either. The only thing we can do is wait. Thank you for all your kinds words and prayers!


Jules said...

you're so much a better mommy than I am. I try to relax and let Josie help me bake or cook but she makes such a mess that I go nuts!

I'm so sorry about Fifi-I know exactly what you're going through. That dog knows she is loved and that's what is important.

C.L. Moyer said...

I am sending positive thoughts for Fifi... and I am also hoping a maid falls out of the sky and lands in your backyard.
Wouldn't THAT be nice????

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Don't they have little kid sized mops and brooms too? I bet she'd love that!

Shelley said...

Glad that Fifi is not falling so much.
Did I ever mention that stepping in water on a floor drives me absolutely BONKERS!!!!!
I think it's a weird phobia, but I can't stand to step barefooted into water on the floor, especially if it in MY kitchen.

Brandy said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I'm a messy cook but I would FUH-REAK if I had to clean up that mess. Quick, get Ryan STAT! :-) I bet he would HAVE to clean that up.

{I have to add this although it has nothing to do with your post but I'm such a dummy that I just went to stratch my eye and totally forgot I was wearing glasses. Now I have a huge smudge on them. LMAO!}

Okay, okay...I'm happy to hear Fifi is doing better! I'll keep praying for her.

And you.

And that kitchen.

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Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Oh dear, looks like you had quite an adventure in your kitchen, my dear. But what fun! If only you could get some elves to help with the clean up.

So sorry about Fifi...