MK: STAAFMIXER. I DON'T believe this, you're Dutch speaking!!?? lol. If you are, for the note: me too.
Ice cream: just made some by hand, overnight. Only I underestimated the time it took for the first freeze so I must admit I spent most of the night asleep instead of stirring on schedule. Anyway, looks like it worked, maybe a little more compact than it should've been, but still soft and creamy enough to scoop out, and no crystals. Recipe with margarine, not cream. Last time I made some fresh strawberry icecream when I had to get rid of over 2kg of strawberries :-), with a cream-based recipe and that one was properly mixed but did crystallise and was so hard that it couldnt be scooped at all! I guess it depends on the recipe then, must stick to the good ones.
Often I just freeze a mixture of milk and fresh fruit, or just freesh fruit or fruit juice and freeze into popsicles. The easy way :-) And then I do not add any sugar.
Feeding the little big ones: ds2 is now a 3y4m o mommymilkfan
. I loooooove those cuddly milky mother-son(baby) moments. These are actually the only moments I'm truly able to love/cuddle with my very active, very independent, often 'no touch' sensitive special little son, lol.
As for 'creeps'. I get this creepy/uncomfortable feeling about a neighbour who's always overfriendly with little kids and eager to cover them in kisses, loves to offer snacks and have them come to him. His wife is not so bad, we2Re same-age moderatley social with each other, but him... Adding that his teeth look REALLY bad doesn't make the discomfort any less. Trying hard to teach my LOs to not let this be done to them. But the very lo doesn't GET IT. And he doesn't seem to either. Recently fed my lo from his own plate/spoon on his lap
: before I could say 'ba'. Ugh. And I see similar behaviour in his son of about 9 (the kisses). Not normal, is it?
Advice welcome, pls.
Herewerare: ah, TV-free kids in your sig doesn't mean totally screen free, I understand? Like, your lo's can watch a rare video once in a while but you'd like to keep them advertising and cartoon free? Unfortunately I 'failed' on that one after lo 2 was born, and ds1 is really into cartoons, but now I try to let go of it. I just make sure for them to ignore the advertising and to distinguish the 'nice cartoons from the creepy/violent ones, with my help of course. And I honestly do not know what these kids see in spidermen and etc. those give ME the creeps.
Multi-lingual upbringing: doesn't know where it'll bring us with ds2 yet. He doesn't speak that clearly yet at almost 3,5 and it seems like mom and dad are so far the only ones who really do understand him well enough, both cfr. language use and 'mood/character/needs', he also mixes languages a lot and usually DSs speak only the environment language together. Hope it'll turn out as good as with ds 1 who is pretty much 'actively bi-lingual' at this point. He was prett early very well with language, very interested. He also occasionally read words between 2-2,5yo, knew ALL the letters at the time, but it seems that's been a phase here, too, and know he learns all of this and more gradually at 5+. Writes numbers 1-12 but writes most letters he can write (just started) mirror view. Looks very creative :-).