He asked if he could use my laptop to search for some recipes. Hmmm do I or don't I llet him use my brand spanking new laptop, that I haven't even let a finger print mark the screen yet... Yeh, no I don't. I did offer him my iPhone and finally decided to connect the wireless internet to his iPad.. The reason I haven't done that yet, is because I know that my son could spend his life on you tube and as much as it could come in handy having him occupied for hours, I just don't want to go there (yet).
The 7 year old spent a good 30min searching recipes.... namely cakes that looked like some masterchef cake maker from the heavens had created... He then started looking up things that have a lot of sugar in them.
I allowed him to indulge in his fantasy cooking expedition and finally had to pull him up after he found some three tiered cake that had spun sugar and profiteroles that were probably as tall as him.
I excitedly called him over and told him to come and look at the amazing recipes in my fructose/ sugar free books. With the excitement of someone who was just told to come and eat a piece of dog sh*t... he sulked his way over to me and threw his body down on the chair and his exact words were "not the bloody sugar books"..
Every picture I showed him, was met with a huff and a roll of the eyes. Until finally he looked at me and said "Mum, I am not bringing in a no sugar cake, all the kids will get DIAREAH!!!" I had to ask him to repeat what he said because surely he didn't just say that my cooking was going to give his class a case of the poos....
Yeh apparently it will.
I told him that we can make anything that he picks, but a sugar free version. Once again he looked at me as if I had told him that I was going to create a cake made out of dog vomit for his class. He said one word "NO".
He then launched into some spiel about all the kids in the class bringing in delicious treats and how he knew that he could make something even more delicious, because we have a thermomix. However, this would not happen if we had to make it without sugar.
Then he hit me where it hurts. It was as if he had a brain snap and he jumped up in the air and said "I know, lets make that yummy clinka slice that you used to make... you know the best thing you have ever made in your life"... Yeh I do make a bloody awesome Clinka Slice but there was also no way in hell, that I could make it fructose free. If you don't know what a clinka slice is, its basically 3 family blocks of chocolate, clinkas, raspberry lollies, marshmallow and malt biscuits. Whenever I used to make it and take it to parties or get togethers, it was always the first thing to go off the table. Every single time it would receive praise and make me feel like I was the ultimate mum. I also knew that if anything is going to make the 7 year old have his moment of glory, it was going to be this recipe.
I seriously was torn. I told him to let me think about it and in the mean time, could he please have one more look through my books and see if there is anything that he might like as a back up. He looked me in the eye and said "no, thank you, I would rather my friends like me instead of hating me".... deep burn.
What does one do? Especially when the 7 year old then decides to say "mum, I love you so much and I know you just want me to be healthy, but this can be my special treat, don't worry about giving me a sugar birthday cake, this can be my special thing". Im 101 percent sure, that come his birthday, he will be throwing an epic tantrum if I even think about serving his friends a sugar free cake. Therefore, I decided to film him declaring his promise of a healthy birthday cake and also him promising to vacuum for the next month (meh why not) to use against him in future fights.
Fast forward to this afternoon when I pick up the 7 year old and he comes sprinting out to the car, to tell me that every single person loved the slice and it was so delicious and amazing and no one vomited... I asked if anyone shat themselves and he looked at me and said "don't be so immature mum"....
As I mentioned in my last blog entry, my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary last week and went away on a little trip... with the kids... yeh so romantic I know.
I was really, really good and didn't consume any sugar. BUT yesterday I had a little blow out... Whilst making the clinka slice, I decided to have a little lick of the bowl and that turned into me practically shoving my whole head inside... (what can I say, I do make a good slice)
So today I have been extra strict, to the point where 3 people at work said What the fruc are you eating??? I took my greek yoghurt, rice puffs and a dash of malt syrup to work for my lunch.. as you do. Breakfast for lunch... delicious.
My first batch of Kombucha also happened this week and it was a success. I will admit that looking at the scoby freaked me the hell out. The 7 year old thought it was alive and that it was a jellyfish and the 2 year old told me it had eyes and winked at her. Creepy. They both have become attached to it and say good morning to it when they grab their breakfast off the bench every morning.
I ended up doing a second ferment with strawberries and vanilla powder. Everyone in the family loved it. Since I'm struggling a little bit with detoxing off bloody soft drink again, it was just what I needed. The whole process was easier then I thought. I did struggle with having to put sugar in for the scoby to feed on but from my research, the sugar at the end is very low and would be equal to my daily fruit servings. I am going to experiment with it a little more but will need to build up a couple of extra scobys, because there is a pretty big chance my sugar substitutes may kill it. Then I'm going to have to explain to the kids that I killed their new pet.....
On that note I better go and feed the animals and get the 7 year old to bed!!
Happy Thursday evening and heres to an amazing Friday!!!