Sometimes life is very full and challenging. Children of all ages and stages with various needs who bring their individual characters, triumphs and challenges to the ‘melting pot’ is our reality.
A major triumph yesterday, Einstein passed his driving test! He now has his red provisional license and can drive himself about. This afternoon he drove himself to work, PC is so very grateful he no longer has to drive back into town several nights a week.
invested wasted too much downtime lately, watching Britian’s/America/Australia/New Zealand’s Got Talent/X Factor on youtube. Vocalist’s are the acts I watch, I dream of being able to sing, not even stage performance level. I’d be happy to just belt out a song and sound in tune, that would be a dream come true.
Watching the performers and judges from the various countries is really interesting as each culture is rather unique. Some countries are more formal than others, some judges more encouraging than others, my favourite of course are the Australian talent shows, admittedly they are more laid back, but I ‘get them’, my people, my mob.
We recently acquired a blow up pool, this week the children pumped it up and planned to swim in it. As it is Winter I vetoed that idea, tossing around plans they decided to float the pool on the above ground pool and use it as a raft. They reasoned this wasn’t swimming as they didn’t plan on getting wet, thus far they haven’t tipped out.
I had a ‘moment’ this week, that somehow didn’t come across so well in explanation. In the middle of the day I heard a deep voice, from the other end of the house it sounded like my Prince Charming had come home unexpectedly. My heart gave a lurch and started to go ‘pitter patter’, I ran up the hall to greet him, only to discover the deep voices which sounded like PC were our teenage sons.
Me:”Oh I thought it was your Dad home, it was only your voices I heard”
Me:”My heart went pitter patter, I thought it was your Dad but it was only you”
Teenage Sons: “Gee thanks Mum!” “What do you mean only us?!”
Oops, damage control, my explanation was not expressed well;)
Thinking I have a wheat intolerance, I’ve been trialing gluten free flour but it makes me sick, so I suspect the tapioca flour is too starchy. My plan is to return to using almond flour, not only is it nutritious but we like the taste. I’m also wanting to address which sugar substitutes to use, my choice is either coconut sugar and honey, which one do you suggest is best?