Yesterday in Sainsburys I explained the concept of the Jubilee to Jacob. “Basically, the Queen is having a big do, and she has decreed that everyone has to bake a cake and put up some bunting or they’ll get their passports taken away.” He seemed impressed with my understanding of current affairs. He did however also point out the ready rolled icing, and when I explained that Mummy was going to make the icing herself, laughed out loud at me. Which amused the other shoppers even if I did have to face publicly getting my baking dissed by an 18 month old.
We hadn’t planned on doing anything other than the obligatory Cakes And Bunting, but John came home from work last night with the news that one of the volunteers at his work, Jo, had arranged a street party and any profits were to be given to The Storehouse. So we thought we better go, if for no other reason than there were likely to be cakes there and Jacob was refusing anything without sugar in it again. So off we went and it was lovely!
Jacob also got to play his first game of Pass the Parcel (with some help from his dad) and won some Haribo. They’d not yet been part of his healthy balanced diet, however I was reliably informed that eating Haribo counts as a developmental landmark and predictably he loved them.
I’m off now to plan the rest of our Jubilee celebrations which should mean putting up lovely bunting from The Fabulous Moms Guide and baking some cakes, however as usual how much I achieve tonight is likely to be in direct correlation with how much sleep I’ve had (not enough) and how much wine I consume (probably too much).
Whatever you get up to this Jubilee weekend, have a lovely time x