Saturday, February 17, 2007

A photo - essay...

Warning: These pictures may lead you to believe that I’m a perfect parent. They are posted on purpose… To convince me that I am… The fact that each event only happened once or twice, and not even on the same day is besides the point. I need some reassurance here...

So first:

See? I cooked! A healthy meal! A nice lemon-pepper salmon and steamed vegetables! Though, surprisingly, out of the whole variety the kiddo only approved broccoli. And no amount of me telling me that a carrot is an orange broccoli helped…

(Just in case you’re curious, salmon recipe: heat a bit of oil on the pan. Add the salmon. Sprinkle black pepper and squeeze a nice amount of lemon juice (I used half a lemon). Flip salmon over and add some more lemon and pepper. A little later add a bit of water, salt, then cover and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Done.)

And look:

I wasn’t kidding when I said I’ve been sorting the baby laundry. All these little onesies and blankets are ready for work again… And this is only half the closet. My laundry machine has certainly justified its existence this week.

And here is the continuation of project “freeze the kid”... I mean, project "children need fresh air"...

As you can tell, he’s getting very comfortable with the whole snow concept. What can I say – he IS my son :-) Those icy genes aren't easy to ignore...

I’ve even convinced his dad to slide down the hill with him. (Though dad would not want his picture online… hence no picture…)

So, do I score some brownie points here? Please say I do… Or I’ll have to go back under the blanket and whine over my complete incompetence as a mother…

Boo hoo...

Posted by vasilisa @ 12:40 a.m.

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Well done Vasilisa,
These pictures are proof that the Soul is never bored. Even when you feel there is nothing left to say, something always happens.

Posted by Blogger Alexys Fairfield @ 3:24 a.m. #

That meal looks yummy!

We got one day out in the snow before the freezing rain coated it all and made it hard and dangerous. Julia has been going mad staying inside. At Kindermusik yesterday, she was like a caged animal set free. It was like nothing I've seen before from her.

You don't need brownie points - I think you're a wonderful mother already!

Posted by Anonymous Leslie @ 12:12 p.m. #

Well, I now feel like a bad mother! You are so far ahead of me in nutrition and organization! :)

Posted by Blogger PunditMom @ 2:18 p.m. #

That meal looks yummy. I love salmon. Your little guy is so cute all bundled up in his snow coat. Down here in Ga. we haven't seen snow in close to three years.
Thanks for your comment. I really appreciate it.

Posted by Blogger peepnroosmom @ 10:01 p.m. #

Great post! The meal looks delicious. All the baby clothes look so cute and organized. And your son is just precious!

Posted by Blogger Anali @ 11:53 a.m. #

Good for you Lisa!! Great looking food and what a clean closet!!I think you are a great mommy!!:))

Posted by Blogger Asha @ 1:13 p.m. #

You're doing great! Actually, better than me. When I cook, it comes out of a box. I miss the snow already. Our mild weather is making me think about all the landscaping projects I have to do soon.

Posted by Anonymous Daddy Forever @ 6:43 p.m. #

Beautiful meal, beautiful son - all I see is evidence of a fantastic mother! :)

Posted by Blogger Kelley @ 8:44 a.m. #
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I'm a 29 year old mom of two! A toddler (kiddo one) and a new baby (kiddo junior). I am also the most horrible (as in I barely ever do it) cook that I have met in my life. This blog is a diary of my attempts to feed my hungry growing family

PS: My name is not actually Vasilisa... But I find that honest reporting comes easier when there is a shred of anonymity. (Apparently, posting pics of my sons doesn't count...)

PPS: For those of you wondering where on the planet I am: I'm cosily tacked away in the Torontonian suburbia of the Great White North (Canada).

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