Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Where's My Cape?

Allow me to brag for a couple of minutes. . .

I hosted a playdate today. For a total of four moms and eight kids.

I made lunch for the moms and the kids. I had sliced veggies and hummus. I had three types of beverages. I had cupcakes in honor of one of the mom's birthdays (okay, I bought the cupcakes, but still!). I had grapes and nectarines for the kids.

Now, granted, I had the house cleaned yesterday, so I didn't have to do a lot of prep that way. But I still had to get myself and two children cleaned, dressed, and fed by 10 AM and make lunch. I served a deep dish "pizza" and a tossed salad so I could have it prepared before my guests arrived and not be stuck in the kitchen while they were here. The "pizza" was a hit and it's easy to customize if you know your friends don't like a particular veggie. I added more veggies than the recipe calls for (olives, mushrooms, and fresh tomatoes) and used ground turkey instead of the beef/sausage combo. Everyone asked for the recipe and had seconds, which is usually a good sign. I served chicken nuggest and veggies for the kids so everyone was happy.

The playdate was so mch fun! It was good to be around other moms (three of us all had babies within three weeks) and compare notes. It was nice to see Will sharing his toys so well and having fun with his friends. The house was a mess when they all left - proof of fun had by all.

There are moments when this mom-to-two thing kicks me to the curb (I will write that post tomorrow). Then, there are moments when I feel like a Mommy Super Hero. Today, I feel like the latter.

6 comments:

HereWeGoAJen said...

Yes, you clearly are a Super Hero! We should get you your own comic book.

Debby said...

brag away because you so do deserve that cape! Good job mama! And the recipe looks divine. I'm printing it now!

Searching said...

DANG!!! I am impressed!!! Glad it was a fun time!

Amanda said...

You really should borrow one of Emma's receiving blankets to use as a cape. You've earned it!

Ms. J said...

I get ya! I took both girls, by myself, to Ta.rget yesterday morning. They were paving the lot, so I had to park what felt like a mile away, grrr. We were in there an hour. And nobody got threatened! That's a success in my book!

A New Beginning said...

Holy cow. You are supermom!