Wednesday, June 17, 2009

One-Handed Pizza

So I was feeling very domestic today and decided to make homemade pizza for dinner. All was going well, we ran our errands and even made it home "on schedule" to start making the dough. Then Ella didn't want to be sat down AT ALL. So I made the entire thing with one hand - until Jon got home to rescue me. The only thing that was really tricky was grating the cheese! (I won't horrify you with how I managed...) It just made me realize once again how different things are now with Ella in my life. Even seemingly easy tasks like making dinner take a lot of extra planning and time. We ate later than planned, but at least it was edible! And it was kinda fun to "talk" her through the steps of how to make pizza, even though she probably has no clue what I'm saying. My cute little helper. Sorry, there are no pictures of the ordeal - I had my hands full!

6 comments:

Shelly said...

Welcome to MOTHERHOOD!! I have a little person who sometimes doesn't want to be put down, but also grabs at things (like knives), plus a few more screaming in the background. Sometimes you just have to remember that you try so hard to make dinner because you love them!!

ConnieStance said...

Get a backpack... they seem to solve all mothers woes. And they look really attractive too!

Heather V. said...

I agree with connie-you need a snugglie or a sling. Gracie LOVED her sling and it saved my sanity many times. Some days it was the only way to get anything accomplished!

caitlin said...

Mmm, homeade pizza, what a good little wife and mother you are. I think I would have held Ella in one arm and picked up the phone and ordered a pizza with the other! You're my hero.

Tara said...

Aren't babies fun? We used a Baby Bjorn or a sling and that helped a lot. Lily was a little snuggler, too.

Bugs said...

What you really need to do is grow a few extra arms. I'm thinking I would rather be an octopus than a pack mule. But alas a pack mule I am.