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Our new kitchen!


“A Godmother is a gift

sent from heaven above

bringing kisses and hugs

and never ending love”


When Bubba was born we decided to appoint two sets of Godparents, a pair in the southern hemisphere (Australia) and a pair up north (Sweden). We felt it was important for her to grow up surrounded in guiding love, no matter what side of the globe she might be.

This girl is covered, no matter what. We like that idea very much.

I love that she has two Godmothers, I feel like it takes the pressure off. For all my short comings as a mother, she’s got two other individuals who balance it all out so between the three of us, she’s not going to fare too badly.

Her first Xmas, spoilt rotten by her Sydney Godmother

And the Godmothers were firm, right from the beginning. “We don’t do discipline, we don’t say no, the only thing we do is unconditional love”. I told them fine, I love them for this. Well I love them now for this, as Bubba is only 22 months old, but maybe I won’t love it when they return a tried, sugar encrusted, Coke Cola drinking 5 year old who got to stay up all night watching inappropriate DVD’s. We’ll see.

I love that the Godmothers are so different from me and think in other ways. They provide her with so many experiences that I wouldn’t have even of thought of.

They enrich her little life in ways I cannot, like the time recently when Tina Sparkles, the northern Godmother announced she was coming to Stockholm to build Bubba a kitchen. I thought she was joking. She wasn’t.

Phone calls we made, plans we drawn up, plastic groceries were bought. All of Tina Sparkles urban planning skills were put to the test, I mean we hardly have room for our own kitchen, let alone a kitchen within a kitchen.

The tea party starts in the hallway…

And the best bit was seeing the excitement on both their faces, when Tina Sparkles burst through the door and had an instant ‘high tea’ in the hallway. Her luggage had barely hit the floor before the tea cups were out and plastic chocolate cake was being offered around. The two of them sat there, awash in ripped wrapping paper, fake fruit and fake pizza, giggling and laughing and having a ball. We are thrilled with the results of our new kitchen, although planning permits are still to be approved.

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  1. The kitchen looks fab! I hear kids’ fav toys are kitchens. But not mine. It was fun for a day. Glad we didn’t buy the $100 wood one from Melissa & Doug ;). Anyways, your Bubba’s godmothers sound amazing. We are godparents to one of my hubby’s friends’ kids. But we don’t ever talk to them anymore since we moved out of state. We haven’t sent a gift or a card or anything. I feel really bad and regret accepting their invitation to be godparents. What should we do? Tell them? Make up for the past? They haven’t brought it up either!

    June 10, 2012
    • Oooo that is a tricky one! Maybe speak to them about it? I vote for ‘make up for the past’ but I’m not sure. Our fab Godmothers – one is my sister the other is just as good as sister so it was no getting out of it for them! Glad you didn’t splash out on the Melissa and Doug one 🙂

      June 10, 2012
  2. PETA #

    So she’s been busy making the specialty ‘crispy fish fingers’?

    June 11, 2012
    • Oh yes, she’s nearly ready for junior junior masterchef…

      June 11, 2012
  3. So gorgeous! I don’t have kids but when my niece was little, think we had a special relationship. She once told me that she would be living with me if anything happened to her parents! (Which she would have… but still… it was nice to hear it from her!).


    June 11, 2012
    • Oh that’s so nice, I have a stack of nieces too! Fun times!

      June 11, 2012
  4. Kim Talks Books #

    Now it’s time for our little sweetie to make a New York-style cheesecake! 😉

    June 11, 2012
  5. when i was a kid i LOVED those play kitchens but we didn’t have much money growing up so we made one out of cardboard boxes and we used other things for utensils, pots and food. my daughter isn’t really into the kitchens; maybe it’s because she doesn’t have any kids to play with her but i know if we bought one for her, it would just sit in the corner 😦

    June 11, 2012
    • I loved them too, maybe that’s where she gets it from. I find her faux food all over the house now!

      June 11, 2012
  6. #

    You have picked wonderful Godmothers who understand the no discipline policy…you want ice cream for lunch? Okay! I love being a Godmother and an aunt! Love the little kitchen!

    June 12, 2012
    • Ice cream for lunch! Oh don’t give them suggestions!

      June 12, 2012

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