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Chocolate Mud Cake and Milkshakes – Comfort Food, Anyone?

January 30th, 2007 · 4 Comments

After working at my computer all morning in my oh-so-peaceful house, I made a dash to the shops for dog food.  Two 10-month-old Dobermans with no dog food in the house isn’t good…

While there, I walked past the French Pattiserie, and thought – wouldn’t it be nice if I bought a cake to celebrate the first day back at school? The chocolate mud-cake slices looked the ticket. And milk, we’re low on milk…


Once the kids made their assorted ways home I started on the milkshakes/iced coffees, and Captain Scarlet dished up the cake.  "It’s to celebrate your first day back at school" I told him.

"Celebrate?  More like drown our sorrows…" he complained.

When Gorgeous Girl finally arrived home on the bus, all hot and sweaty, I told her there was a surprise in the fridge. She came back and said "great – thanks Mum!" (I just love gratitude… even if I have to buy mud cake to get it :) . I told her it was to celebrate her first day back at school – and she said "You mean, the fact that it’s over and I survived??"

I am sure when I was in years 9 and 12 I loved school… I am positive it was something to celebrate… wasn’t it??

Captain Scarlet had my number though.  He said "Mum, it’s you celebrating getting us out of the house!" 

Was I THAT obvious??

Tags: Why Did I Have Children?

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pete Aldin // Jan 31, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    As a fellow solo professional working from home, isn’t it fantastic that the kids are now meaningfully occupied … elsewhere?

  • 2 Chris Owen // Jan 31, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    I just KNEW that Scarlett boy was bright.
    No doubt you were into champagne with G just to rub it in!!!
    Mothers MUST celebrate. After all who makes sure all the other celebrations happen? So why not make our own fun!

  • 3 Karen Wallace // Feb 1, 2007 at 7:31 am

    Pete – it’s funny isn’t it? We work from home, in part, because we can be here for the kids, but when they are here, it’s often quite difficult to get the business stuff done. Summer holidays are great – but I am always glad when they are over and our routine returns to some semblance of normality and the house is quiet.

    Chris – you’re so right. Mum’s DO need to celebrate… I forget that sometimes. No champers yet, but I think a bottle will be in order by Friday night :)

  • 4 Pete Aldin // Feb 2, 2007 at 6:29 am

    Yep – the (precious?) ironies of life. :)

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