October was just a busy, busy month for our family. While I like having activities planned, I don’t like the constant buzz of busyness that comes with it.
One day last week, Donut and I didn’t have anything planned. I was looking forward to a day at home, just the two of us.
Some things I’ve been looking forward to doing with little D were crafts and baking. Perfect, I thought. Let’s have a fun mommy-daughter day!
First, we decorated Donut’s little pumpkin.
This was fun because it provided seconds upon seconds of entertainment. Oh wow, it’s only 9am, huh?
Well, I know! Let’s bake! Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins!
I quickly got out ingredients, measured and poured into the bowl. I let Donut stir the dry ingredients. Because I thought she’d like it. She did–a little too much. She was angry that I wouldn’t let her dump the flour on the floor and screamed when I wrestled the bowl and spoon from her little paws.
No worries, I’ll just finish mixing the dry ingredients. After that, I let her line the muffin pan.
When that was done, she decided she didn’t need pants anymore.
I started measuring the wet ingredients. In the middle of measuring, she decided that pants needed to be on and they needed to be ON NOW!
Pants on. Wet ingredients poured into Sally the Stand Mixer. As I’m mixing, I hear her yell “Diaper! Halp! Change!” Ok, baby, I said it, just give mama one minute. As I continued mixing, her cries became more frantic and she started pulling at my legs and yelling “MamaMamaMama!. Hold on, I kept saying. But she kept swatting at me and screaming. Finally in exasperation, I looked down.
There, peeking out of her left pant leg, was her diaper. She’d somehow taken it off and shaken it loose down her left leg. While her pants were on. I still can’t figure it out.
I guess when you have an at-home day, pants and diapers are optional.
With a huge sigh, I stopped everything and carried her to her room to put on a fresh diaper and lecture her about the importance of keeping her clothes on.
By my estimate, muffins that were supposed to take 10 minutes to prep took about 2 hours. Which meant 2 hours closer to nap time, thankfully.
Maybe I’ll wait until she’s a little older to try the craft and baking day again. But I have to say, the muffins actually turned out to be pretty good. As for the cleanup afterwards…