Emma chose the Weekword today, and although I didn’t sign up, I thought that as I have something to post, and the Littlest S&S is actually asleep and not asleep on me (she usually insists on this and wakes immediately if I put her down), I’d add a sneaky post.
Miss S&S has been at home for the Easter holidays, and we had my parents and my father in law and a friend coming for Easter lunch, so I enlisted the children in a spot of present making. We made the ubiquitous chocolate crispy cakes – they’re quick, they’re easy, and everyone loves them – and fashioned them into Easter nests. Cooking with children is a new skill for me – I’m very much the sort of person who likes to get things done, so finding the various highways and byways down which small children can wander even when making something very simple was a bit of a challenge for me. But I relaxed and went with it – my only insistence on ‘The Rules’, apart from the washing of hands and the donning of aprons (the aprons are not strictly necessary, but they look so cute in their aprons) was (repeatedly) preventing the Little Boy from putting the spoon in his mouth. And then from eating the mini eggs. A batch of these cakes usually takes me ten minutes, if that. But these occupied the Junior S&Ss for nearly half an hour.
Apart from melting the chocolate, they both participated in every stage – mixing, spooning out into paper cases, decorating. And finally, eating. There were still plenty to give the grown ups, though!
I’ve only just noticed that the chick at the back only has one eye. I can’t decide whether he looks rakish or just confused.