June 25, 2013 in Kidlet & Me
Holidays have begun and your kid is 13. She doesn’t want to be babysat anymore and you don’t have a play date lined up. She wants to stay home. All her friend’s moms let them stay home alone. Some even at night. I’m no where near ready but obviously she is.
We live in a secure apartment complex. My immediate neighbors are a retired lady and a nanny at home with a baby. The neighbor 2 doors down also has a nanny for her toddler. My upstairs neighbor works from home and has two kids, a teen and tween, the latter and Tash play well together.
It’s a tough place to be as a parent. How do you let go? I’ll tell you how, you don’t sleep the night before and you check your phone every 5min even mid conversation with your boss. Your day is semi productive in a disjointed kind of way.
I left strict instructions. She stuck to them. I survived, she thrived.
Maybe I will sleep tonight? Or that could be because I have a play date lined up for tomorrow?
What would you do?
She did ask me if she could bake, she wanted to make cupcakes. Knowing the limited resources we had at home I found this recipe on a kid friendly baking site. I would reference the site, but alas it is on my work PC but if you google cupcake recipes for kids it comes up in the top 5 searches.. I had to work out the conversions from grams to cups so here is our version.
Easy Peasy Holiday cupcakes
Preheat oven to 180 degrees
Cream together butter and sugar (2/3 of a cup each)
Once creamy and fluffy, beat in 3 eggs one at a time.
Sift 2/3 of a cup of self raising flour over the mixture and work in gently.
Spoon ingredients into cupcake holders (which we place in a muffin pan) and bake for 15min (20 min if cupcakes are big)
Once out cool before icing.
For icing she used about 50g of butter and mixed in icing sugar, just under a cup with a dash of vanilla essence and drop of blue coloring. (You may want to google exact ratios but for icing we go on taste)