This was the theme to R’s fancy dress which happened today.
Tuesday night at 9 in the night
RM checking R’s dairy. OMG R, you have a fancy dress competition on Friday.
R: Haan, pata hai, teacher ne bola tha?
RM: Why didnt you tell me earlier, where is the time now?
R: But teacher told only today morning na
Anyways, so I ask R what she wants to be when she grows up.
Barbie Girl came the prompt reply
RM: *smacks head* You cant be barbie girl when you grow up, you have to do something to earn money right
R: Toh I want to become whatever which lets me wear that pink frock..and I thought Barbie girl banungi toh pink frock wear karne ko milega na
RM: By now really really bugged: R, seriously bol yaar
R: Acha toh teacher ban jati hoon
RM: Dinosaur teacher?
R: Koi bhi teacher
RM : But what will you wear?
R: Pink Frock, aur kya
RM: Gosh, teachers dont wear frocks
R: Aisa kuch nahi, aap bolte ho anyone can wear anything they want..
Anyways, suddenly I got reminded of the enthu with with R and I watch the program on cakes (Fabulous cakes on TLC) and she had told me that she wanted to become a caker!
So I was like
R, why dont you become a chef?
R: I dont want to be chef..
RM: okay be a baker then..
R: okay..but everyone will laugh at me
R: Because I want to be baker
RM: Whats there to laugh..I know so many wonderful people who quit their boring office jobs to become bakers and are doing so well in life..its a profession after all
RD: yaa, and its more interesting than sitting in a office
R: getting all enthused : Yes then I can make skyscraper cake, and dinosaur cake and I can make pies and breads and eat the bread all day right..
Okay, I am going to baker when I grow up
RD and I do a little jig.
RM: RD, I have a full day conference on Thursday so we have time only tomorrow, can you google for how to make a chef’s hat?
RD does the needful while I clean up the kitchen. We find a couple of useful videos and decide that butter paper is the best thing to use to make the chef’s hat.
I remind RD to get some paper on Wednesday when he comes from office.
RD being the enthu father, calls me from Hobby Ideas and asks me what paper?
I tell him butter paper and when I reach home after a hectic day, I find that he has got parchment paper!!!
I tried to fold it, but its as stiff as a cardboard (okay not cardboard but its pretty stiff and you cant fold it!)
I am alone at home as RD has gone to pick up R. I search the kitchen for all the big white plastic bags I have, come up with only three, use one of them to make the hat.
It turns out pretty decent.
RD and R are back.
RD: Hey cap ban gaya great!
RM: tu kya paper laya tha?
RD: The paper that guy in the shop told me to get for making chef hat
RM: RDDDDDD, its parchment paper and you paid RS.160 for it!!!!
RD: Well, errr..well, that guy told me….
RM: Whatever *rolls eyes*
Anyways so R is happy, and RD is happy and RM is happy.
In the bus going to drop R to the bus stop
R: Amma, yeh baker ban ke baad cakes toh dena padega na
RM: WHAT? of course not, you cant carry cakes for the whole class.
R: downcast Arey saachi ka nahi, thoda toy wala cakes hota toh kitna acha hota na?
RM: Arey yaar R, you should have told me yesterday na, today I will come back really late in the night from conference, how will I do it?
R: Chalega Amma, main toh aise hi bol rahi thi
Thursday night 7.30 PM
I leave from conference early after tell the manager about the fancy dress. Basically I attend the conference but dont stay back for dinner.
Rush to pick up R. reach home by 7.45.
Quick get some atta and make this!!!!
RD comes back at 8.30 and is super astonished that I got this brainwave.
Finally we finish up at about 10.30 in the night! (Dinner is ordered and shoved into the mouth when the atta cakes cool down from the baking expedition!)
Check out the cup cakes, the choco balls (made by R), the cookies, the pizzas and the bread (RD half cut the bread with knife to give realistic picture)
And then R looks like this in the morning.
Not bad eh? I score 2 points in mommyhood eh?
1. Painting the stuff with R
2. Pesengifying the atta with R’s help
3. Making the moulds with R’s help
4. Look on R’s face when she saw the final products and the hat
5. We enjoyed..competition or not, I am sure I can do stuff when I really want to 🙂
6. The fact that the brat wants to be something exciting like a baker when she grows older..at least as of now 🙂