Thursday, 29 December 2011

Our little party

The kids tell me that when they're in school, they often miss Rusty and can't wait to rush home to see him. Yet at home, when the doggie is trailing too closely behind, they wish he would get out of the way.

I said that was exactly how I felt about them when they were little. I missed them terribly during the day and rushed home daily to find them whining and crying so much, I couldn't wait to retreat back to the office.

Even now, my heart often swells with pride and love when I think of the kids, I just want to bring goodies home for them. Sure, there are days when they make me so angry, I want to strangle them. But the anger dissipates so quickly, I think a mother cannot stay angry with her own child for too long.

I left the office in high spirits yesterday and decided to treat the boys to a surprise (belated) Christmas dinner. We haven't had turkey this Christmas, so I bought a large roast chicken from Marketplace.

Knowing how the kids love Japanese food, I also grabbed a few handrolls and a unagi bento.

Then I swung over to Da Paolo and picked up their very boozy black forest cake (which we love) and a loaf of rosemary ciabatta.

Last stop was at Soup Kitchen, where I bought two packs of soups - clam chowder and wild mushroom.

The boys were in their rooms when I got home. I set the table (low coffee table) as quickly and quietly as I could. The chicken smelled really good, I made SK come out to keep an eye on Rusty.

Then I knocked on YK's door and said, "Hurry, we're having a party!" He seemed surprised for a moment. "Who is here?"

"Just us! It's our own little party!"

Soon, we were all seated on the floor, enjoying the wine and food. Our party lasted all of 30 minutes. Still, it was fun!

13 comments:

My Sinfonia said...

oh you are such a dearie mother! Love the spread you chose!

petunialee said...

I have a Par-Tay tonight and I wish I had thought of all the places you packed food from. I cooked like mad since Tuesday!!

Blur Ting said...

Kelly - Yup, those were things I like to eat too. Except for the soup and unagi lah.

Blur Ting said...

Petunia - I would cook like mad for a real party too. This happened innocently enough cos I went to Marketplace to buy those herbs in little pots. I got tarragon, sweet basil, majoram and sage. I saw them before Christmas and couldn't stop thinking about them. Since nobody bought them for me for Christmas, I bought them myself.

And then I got attracted by all these wonderful food around me and decided to have a last minute party.

auntielucia said...

Hmm, which Marketplace did you go to that includes a Da Paolo too? I don't particularly like black forest cake but yr adj "boozy" makes me want to try :D!

Blur Ting said...

The new mall at Katong/Joo Chiat Rd junction called i12.

Blur Ting said...

There's booze in the cream too.

Open Kitchen Concept said...

These kind of last minute parties are my favourite! :) I have a LOT of problems with the prices at da paolo

Blur Ting said...

OKC - Yes, the small tub of cake costs $7.50. I wanted to buy another piece but oh, the price!

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

surprise party is the best! =D

Amel said...

AWWWWW...that's the best party ever for your family!!! Such a treat! :-D

The World According To Me said...

My kind of party!
Happy New Year.

Malar said...

You're so right! Kids are special to their mum!
The party must be very good!
I'm sorry, but i promise to sent the seeds next week...! I'm really busy after holiday.....