Later, I made some cupcakes for my other dear friend to thank her for looking after my boys and puppy while we flew to Sydney for an important meeting. Our vintage Kenwood is still awaiting repair, so I pulled out the old Sunbeam and I was really impressed with the results, I think it might actually beat the Kenwood for cakes. Ooh I do love vanilla cupcakes, I have heard one or two people saying recently that cupcakes have 'had their day', but blah to that, I've even heard people saying that the word 'lovely' is on the way out!!! I don't think so, you can never have too much loveliness in your life, especially when skies are grey.
Today was Jim's turn for a playdate, his girlfriend Pip (on the left) visited. Bliss! Don't they look quite the happy couple?
As for me, I popped into the oppy next to our building on a whim as I locked up for lunch and I found this vintage painted wooden breakfast tray for $5. It's going to feature in my market display this weekend.
Ok, so everything looks rosy in my week, but there have been very sad times too. I told you last year about some minor bullying that my youngest son was experiencing. It seems it has raised its ugly head again. The same boys, a different issue (this time it's not his long hair, it's the fact that he's only lost two teeth, go figure). He was in tears last night, his words were "I'm stupid, I'm odd, I'm six and I've only lost two teeth, no-one wants to play with me and everyone hates me". We've reassured him, hugged him, told him how wonderful and amazing he is, but what else can we do? It seems the only way some kids can deal with other people is by putting them down, I guess it is all to do with parenting. My older boy is thick-skinned, he's experienced similar behaviour from these same boys and he doesn't seem to care much what they think, but my little one is very sensitive. Made worse for me by the fact that he is SO quirky, wondrous and open to the world. It's heartbreaking. Any advice is welcome please.
I hope you are enjoying your week - don't forget to treasure your true friends and don't let anyone tell you what's 'in' or what's 'rad' or how you should be, just do what you love and be yourself. xxx