Picasso pigs

6 o’clock in the morning….I have now been awake for almost two hours for no specific reason and I finally decided that I can as well get up and do some work as long as everyone else is still asleep.

The weekend has been busy, busy, busy. There is some serious nesting instinct kicking in. By now, the little one does not only have a new bed but also a new wardrobe/storage shelf in her bedroom which Karsten picked up on Saturday. While he was away, the little one and I took the opportunity to get busy in the kitchen. On Friday, the little one saw a recipe for “pigs” in my cook book and I promised her to make them this weekend. The dough consists of almonds, curd, flour, sugar and oil as basic ingredients and is actually perfect for little children (and pregnant women, for that matter) because they can nibble as much as they want as there are no raw eggs in there (I am not able to stop her nibbling dough with raw eggs anyway, and neither do I think that it is actually possible to stop a child nibbling dough – I mean, what’s the fun otherwise??). So in the afternoon, we enjoyed the few pigs which actually made it out of the oven…..they didn’t look like the original as I had to use almonds for the eyes instead of raisins which gave them a slightly evil look. But the little one took the matter into her own hands anyway and created her own pigs, and boy, they do look so much cooler than the normal ones!! Picasso would have been proud!!

(We also did a big shopping tour, washed four loads of laundry, cleaned some of our windows, harvested potatos, played on the playground, met friends, tidied up the wardrobe, cleaned the kitchen, jumped into puddles and and and…All of it is made much easier with a pig in between :-))

About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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2 Responses to Picasso pigs

  1. Karin says:

    Obviously I need some picasso pigs to manage my daily routine:-) I am really deeply impressed what you managed on a weekend being pregnant and keeping the little one in mood:-))))

    • erdhummel says:

      Fortunately, the little one’s mood has been surprisingly good lately. While she threw four or five tantrums a day two weeks ago, she haven’t had one for days now (and, since I encouraged it and wrote it down, will probably have one this afternoon just to prove a point :-))

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