I made a few mistakes today, one that resulted in a day of nagging, and the other I am now kicking myself as at this very moment I could have been sipping a Pina Colada! My plan for today was to have a chill day, watch movies and make smoothies.
Joe finished school yesterday, so today we had a day together as Jack did not break up till today. The Easter holidays are so disjointed this year, a few days here a week there. Who planned that I ask?
After a successful parents evening we agreed to buy Joe and 3d viewing thing for his iPod, this is where mistake no 1 came in. We told him today was the delivery date, a mistake I will never make again! Joe spent most of the day pacing the floor waiting for his delivery, I kid you not, and he almost wore a hole in the floor! It drove me mad, every 10 minutes, where is my parcel, when is it coming?
When the parcel arrived at 3pm I was seriously losing the will to go on, thus resulting in me swinging the front door open to a very alarmed delivery man and announcing “boy am I pleased to see you!” The poor guy looked terrified, I then found myself explaining my very forward and bold statement, before he rushed away at almost a sprint.
Now Joe was able to relax, and after an hour of messing with his new toy we were finally ready to make smoothies. My dreams of chilling and watching Hop together were by now totally out of the window.
We decided to make a pineapple, honey and granola smoothie. I don’t know if you have ever tried the Asda fat-free natural yoghurt with honey? Omg it is the best, I am addicted. It is the perfect choice for a healthy smoothie, so we set off, Joe in control of the blender under my supervision.
When we had finished he tasted it and decided he didn’t like it, it was delicious! Now here my friends is mistake no 2, I should have accepted his word popped in some crushed ice, a coconut yoghurt and some Malibu and I would have had a Pina Colada. I am still kicking myself, I know it would have worked, and am saving it for another day.
But under Joe’s supervision I agreed to a spoonful of sugar and a banana as the golden ingredient to make this smoothie great. Now I will give it to Joe it did taste great and apart from the sugar it was also healthy. This is the bit that gets me, although he liked it after 4 sips he decided to trundle off and play with his new toy again, leaving said smoothie, potential Pina Colada for me to finish off.
Yes, it tasted amazing, but in the back of my mind I knew it could have been a Pina Colada. In reflection our day was chilled apart from the incessant pacing of the floor, I terrified a delivery-man, and nearly made a Pina Colada.
But that’s parenting isn’t it? And do you know what I wouldn’t change it for the world. Mmm apart from next time Joe has a parcel due, I am going to add a few days onto the delivery date, a little lie that wont hurt anyone but will save my ears and our wood floor! Click here for stockist of our Soup/Smoothie maker.