when we have a lull in Babybel minding.
My plan was to:
- put on the washing
- make bread
- tidy up
- write my ‘exhibition proposal’ [i.e. how to I want to display the chest of drawers – I don’t think ‘under a bin bag’ is an option]
- hang out the washing
- make lunch
- bring my evidence of planning and organisation up to date
- work on the Research Project [most important]
- collapse into a heap and
- watch almost anything on TV.
You will notice there is no mention of a draft essay, because despite it not turning out to be quite as finished as I thought it was, it has been tweaked and ‘No further bulletins will be issued’.
I managed 1,2,3 – sort of, 4, 5, 6, and 7. I am sure I will manage 9 & 10 as well.
Instead I made 2 pinnies, which were needed urgently.
OK, maybe we only need one. Fairly urgently.
I wanna tell you a story.
Babybel likes to cook.
She cooks with her mummy.
She cooks with her daddy.
She cooks with Mrs Cheddar.
She scrambles eggs with her granddad.
She doesn't cook with me.
I can cook – I just don’t, much, any more. My specialties are bread, soup and salad – Wensleydale does everything else. [Yes, he’s wonderful. No, he’s not available.]
I decided that perhaps it was time Babybel did some cooking with me. OK, it will only be jam tarts with ready rolled pastry – but Auntie Mabel made them on ‘Come Outside’, which is what gave me the idea.
But if she’s going to cook with me tomorrow – she needs a pinny…
I found this pattern, which I particularly like because the child can put it on and take it off herself. Babybel’s new favourite phrase is ‘I can do it myself’ in a very firm tone of voice, so ease of use is important. The pattern was so clear and straightforward that I decided to make two - and I almost found myself making a third in PVC.
It will be road tested tomorrow, so we will see if it meets with Babybel’s approval.
Maybe I’ll manage a bit of RP-ing tonight …