Not so simple Mondays

14 Nov

Barbara from The New Good Life blogs on Mondays in the theme Simple Mondays. I’m inspired by that, but it dawned on me that my Mondays are rarely simple!  They are hectic in a wonderful way, because a good friend of mine visits on Mondays.

She has a daughter who is exactly the same age as J, and a 4 month old son who’s exactly the same size as Little D. Actually, that’s a slight exaggeration seeing as Little D is about to turn 2, but the difference in size is remarkably small considering the age gap.

So we have two little girls with completely different personalities running about, yet they know each other so well that they are more like sisters.

Imagine the arguments!

To keep them entertained, we often do projects in the garden or the kitchen.

Today we made orange cupcakes, and inspired by Rhonda at Down to Earth, I pickled some beetroot.

Then after our friends went home, the kids were in the playroom (and quiet), when D came running out with black hands. Horrified, I followed him back with trepidation, where I found this!

What do you do when confronted with a sight like this? I had no idea what caused it, so I didn’t want to flush the toilet, only to find out that it was a ball point pen, which is now stuck in my plumbing.

So I did what a mother does, and plunged my hand into the abyss.

It could have been a giant squid, you know. A baby one – so frightened by D that he inked himself.

I was pretty brave, wasn’t I?

It was party streamers. Black, crepe party streamers – a whole roll.

Now my hand is black too. And I am soooo verryy tiiiirrrred.

8 Responses to “Not so simple Mondays”

  1. Robyn November 14, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    I think it should be said that YOU do the little projects with the girls (for which I am very grateful). I just sit around like a lazy bum and eat the good food you make me! And D is a whole head taller than my 4 month old!

  2. Veggiegobbler November 14, 2011 at 10:48 pm #


  3. the green backyard November 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    Crepe paper hey?? Well that colour is mighty impressive 🙂

  4. Lilian November 15, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    Ah yes – the dreaded toddler toilet bowl antics or the stuff crammed into video recorder ones… yes I’ve salvaged more than my fair share of oddities in the toilet bowl. My best friend had to salvage her mobile phone! Funny with hindsight, not so during the incident…

    • L November 15, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

      Oh, I’m so glad that VCRs went the way of the dodo – I think i’d be doomed!

  5. Liz November 16, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    My 2 year old has managed to block our pipes not once but twice by putting things down our toilet – a fun game indeed…..yerrkkkk!

    • L November 16, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

      Luckily my littlest monster is too short to flush. The older one (who is 110cm at 3!) had better know better! 🙂

  6. Barbara Good November 24, 2011 at 11:16 pm #

    Oh I’m sorry I missed your link – isn’t that always the way, the only Simple Monday I miss. I can imagine with four little ones in the house Mondays would not be simple. And I too have the feeling of dread when I notice things are quiet in the house, never a good thing.

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