Body Paint Protein Shakes For The Tiny Terror
The Tiny Terror
I have written about the tiny terror a few times previously. You can read about her soaking the place in milk here and about getting her hand trapped here .and about hiding away here . She hadn't been too bad recently, she has just turned three years of age and I thought perhaps the terrible two stage was mostly over. Perish the thought! The wild child is still as active as ever.
Her mother likes what she calls "sludge". It's a quick dessert and popular with those who enjoy body building and weight lifting. I love sludge, though I am not doing sufficient weight lifting to justify eating it, which doesn't stop me eating it anyway. To make sludge, you put a spoonful of almond butter or peanut butter into a bowl, add one or two scoops of protein powder and a little water, and mix it all up into a thick dessert. You can add more or less water to your own taste, so it's thicker or thinner. I like it at what is termed a "slow dropping consistency". It's not as thick as plaster, say but neither does it run like custard. It takes a few seconds to make and tastes delicious. The tiny terror wanted a taste of her mother's sludge when she made some the other day, so her mother made her some of her own in a bowl, then she got called into the other room to do something, leaving the tiny terror alone with a bowl of delicious, thick, slow-dropping-consistency sludge. It's very filling and the tiny terror has only a small appetite, so there was more than she had room for in her tummy.
When her mother came back in a few minutes later, the remains of the sludge were body painted all up her legs and onto her tummy and also onto the carpet, which her mother says will never be the same again. The tiny terror was soon cleaned in the bath but the carpet took a lot more scrubbing and the dog had to be kept away in case it upset his tummy!
What reminded me of this was an article by a dad who kept his "wild child" toddler on a leash in crowded places. He said it kept the child safe because she tended to run away, dart out into traffic and generally cause panic and mayhem. He reckoned he was going to get criticism for it and he did but not from me. I had all my children on reins when walking as toddlers. I don't understand those who say it's humiliating. Who for? The child doesn't understand "humiliating" but they would certainly understand getting hurt or killed running into the road. Who could forgive themselves for that? My heart is in my mouth every time I see a small child lagging unsecured behind a parent, walking along a busy road. It takes only a moment for a child to dart out into the road and be killed.
Peanut Butter Smoothie
The picture is of a chocolate peanut butter smoothie. This is pretty close to what sludge is but not just as thick.
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