Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thankful For Pumpkin

This morning I had a good mama moment and decided at 8:45 a.m. to make pumpkin muffins for #6s' Kindergarten class. There are one or two little issues with this picture of domestic bliss.

1. As the oldest of eleven children it is impossible for me to make a single batch of mini muffins. I ended up with 7 loaves of pumpkin bread, 12 big muffins, and 40 mini muffins. Nature or nurture, don't know what caused compulsive baking...I need therapy.

2. I was ready to go for my morning walk so to avoid being covered in flour and end up exercising while covered with powdered carbohydrates, I took my shirt off. Uhh yeah, I made Pumpkin goodness wearing my bra and sweats. We're classy around here?

3. I started at 8:45 a.m. my children need to be dropped of to school at 9:15 a.m.... the concept of time management is elusive, even evasive to my mind.

4. I strongly suspect that I only lost myself in this pumpkin baking madness to avoid bills, laundry, cleaning...sigh!

5. All I've heard all afternoon, "Mom, can we open another loaf of pumpkin bread?" "Can we have pumpkin bread for dinner?" "He had more pumpkin bread than me!"

Ah well, domestic bliss and good mamas are bound to have issues though none that can't be resolved over an ice cold glass of milk and a warm slice of pumpkin bread.


The Girl Next Door said...

Holy pumpkin carbs batman, this woman is a machine! And did I count SEVEN boys in that lovely photo?! WOW! amazing.

Irishmama said...

YOU'RE THE OLDEST OF 11?!?! How did I miss that one before.......so tell me are any of your kids older than any of your siblings?? WOW! Your family gatherings must be a mob scene.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family......all 456 of them!!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Here's wishing I had some pumpkin bread! BTW, I have been known to do the same thing. If I am going to bake, I need to at least double the recipe. One never knows when one will have the time or patience to bake again. ;0)

Cowboy mom said...

I think ive got the double tripple and quadrupling batches out of my system, but Roger loves the fact that I still put a quadruple amount of Chocolate chips in a single batch of whatever treat I'm making. (I think that's the therapy secret)

Gill said...

Oh my goodness and wow! i'm in awe of your baking!
Please join me on my run LOL..I'll need someone to carry the oxygen!!

have a wonderful thank giving :)

mandi said...

#2 cracks me up! Can't stop laughing about that.

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