Friday, February 05, 2010

A not so perfect start

I started writing this blog entry in my head at 8:15 this morning. The title was "Wonder mother does it again". The content was about how by 8am I had managed to not only get the kids out the door to school, had a shower, organised my kindergarten classes for the morning, done the dishes and the washing, but I had also managed to make a double batch of Anzac biscuits for the school fair on Sunday. And then I opened the oven to take the first tray of biscuits out....... Unfortunately the lovely balls I had made had all merged into one huge one and filled the entire tray! Not a great start to the day and not exactly the "wonder mother" blog entry I was aiming for, but I managed to rescue them and cut them into squares and they tasted far better than they looked!
Next my kindergarten classes were supposed to be wonderful, only the first class decided that they were more interested in playing with their private parts than listening to me (I'm kind of glad they have moved onto their own private parts rather than mine) and the second class thought they knew it all before I said anything so I gave up trying to impress them and did a fairly average lesson rather than the superdooper one I had imagined.
Raced home and finished off the day with the main cookie baking - fortunately the pinwheel cookie dough I had prepared was more successful than the anzac ones and in the end I think between 4 of us we made and bagged close to 700 cookies - all in about 2 and a half hours. Of course after we had finished they didn't feel like going home straight away and they eventually left about 2 hours later.... sorry Meg -I completely ignored you... I'll try harder tomorrow night! I think I have to make the cottage a little less comfortable.....


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  2. To fit that all in one day is a wonder mum!! The great thing about ANZAC biscuits is they always taste good regardless. I had to get over the fact that they spread so much here but that's because I can only buy instant oats!! I hope you took time to have a cuppa and a bickkie!

  3. Anonymous9:44 PM

    When I see your pictures and read what you have managed today I think you are really "wonder mother!" Especially because your biscuits look great to me!

    It´fun reading your blog! Till then, Birgit

  4. Anzacs in any shape are fabulous as far as I'm concerned. And if the people you're making them for don't know what they're supposed to look like? All the better!

    Here's to a successful bazaar. Hope it's inside or at least a little warmer down there than it is here!

  5. Exactly - the kids don't know Anzac bikkies aren't meant to be square. Super amounts of baking for one day though!

    And that cottage is faaaar too comfy. You should putthe coffee out on the deck and sit out in woolen jumpers. Surely people would go home sooner then??

  6. Yum...they look amazing!! Do you have a recipe for the pinwheel cookies? :)