So CBeebies is educational; and not just for the kids….
My daughter wanted a pineapple for her birthday.
Yeah, I know. She wanted all the girlie, princessy type stuff too. But virtually the first thing that she asked for was a pineapple.
Who would, as a parent, kerb the desire of a child to eat fresh fruit? So she got one.
She also got the;
“Thing that they used on CBeebies to cut it into nice rings, mummy. Because when you do it, it’s covered in brown bits.”
Erm, clearly I am not an expert at chopping pineapples, am I? Not that passed the Chatterbox quality control anyway.
Apparently, that’s a pineapple corer – now who knew that? You did, did you? Bugger. Another *parentingfail.* Should have got one of those instantly she was born, shouldn’t I? Alongside the muslins and the bigger boobs…
She does love her pineapple, but I haven’t braved using the corer yet. I will though. Hopefully I won’t cut myself to shreds, but there is always a chance…
For her party this year, we had the wonderful Love Little Cakes come round and do a rather marvellous cupcake party. This stems from another *parentingfail* of mine. I am utterly crap at baking. I have tried; but I just can’t get it right. I am too much of a perfectionist, if it doesn’t look like the picture. It’s rubbish. And nothing ever looks like the picture…
Unless, of course, Laura from Love Little Cakes made it that is….
So we had a rather pink party, but Stuntboy bucked the trend and made lovely green iced cakes. Fit for any Incredible Hulk fanatic. Or slime monster. He loved it all. Which for a boy that swears he hates pink and girls….
I am now hoping that all this has put her desire to bake to bed.
Unfortunately, what did she get for her birthday?
A cupcake making kit. *Dam*
I would like to point out that Love Little Cakes have not paid me for this post. I just think Laura and her business are fab. So there. And neither did the people that made the pineapple corer, and they aren’t likely to either, as I can guarantee I shall be crap at using it.
Just popped this in the Wot So Funnee linky at Actually Mummy – so go check out the other posts too!