one more donald please

8 Jul

Some things are too incredibly and utterly PERFECT to let go.

When Yiannis confused the word doughnut with his favorite cartoon character Donald, while mentioning to his father that he can make the best DONALD in the world on the new game I downloaded for him on my phone (blame me for needing some peace of mind in the last week’s 6 hour car ride), we looked at each other and smiled.

Yes. I know. I tried to. I promise.

Me: Honey…it’s actually D-O-U-G-H-N-U-T, NO L there.

Yiannis: OK, mom. D-O-N-A-L-D.

Me: No, honey. NO L. DOUGH-NUT. NUT. NUT. NUT I actually DID sound like a nut.

Yiannis: OK, OK. I got it.

Me: Say it.

Yiannis: No, I got it. I don’t want to say it (totally being Yiannis)

A few days passed and the whole word was forgotten.

Until today.

We have been living with my sister & the kids under one roof for the last few days and one thing is for sure. Having 2 children is a piece of cake (figure of speech of course). Having 5???? 5 is the magic number. They have the power to transform you into either: a) lunatic, a.k.a wacko or b) a zen version of yourself. Now, my dear friends, how well do you really know me?? a or b??

In a desperate attempt to keep the children from wanting to leave the house and wonder off I bribed them with the promise of baking them some doughnuts. Desperate, I said.

Note to self: Be prepared to bake another batch should you succeed in satisfying their doughnut craving in the first place. Or even better: AVOID STUPID BRIBES ALL IN ALL AND LET THEM WONDER OFF NEXT TIME.

When Yiannis managed to inhale his 4 mini doughnuts in less than 10 seconds he turned to me and literally begged me:

Mom, please, please, please, can you bake us some more DONALLLLLDDDSSSSS tomorrow???

Sorry Donald. This is a keeper.

Until next time




13 Responses to “one more donald please”

  1. July 9, 2013 at 2:41 am #


    • wonderlandbytatu July 9, 2013 at 10:08 am #

      I will never look at Donald the same way again.

      • July 9, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

        What about donuts? Don’t lose those. They are too good to lose.

  2. meditatingmummy July 9, 2013 at 3:30 am #

    Awww. I love the word Donald .. and um Tatu, those doughnuts look delicious..Five children under one roof, you say, sounds like a party 🙂

    • wonderlandbytatu July 9, 2013 at 10:07 am #

      YES! the only difference to a regular party is that this has lasted (and is still going strong) for the last 4 days!

  3. sakuraandme July 9, 2013 at 4:43 am #

    Haha! That is just way too cute! You know I can say that because I’m not the one pulling my hair out, right? Lol
    I like the Donalds too. Yummo!!! Hugs T. ..Paula xx

    • wonderlandbytatu July 9, 2013 at 10:06 am #

      I used to satisfy my doughnut craving with the Starbucks apple cinnamon one (back in the days I still could).
      Anyway, I have to live up to the name I have been given on several different occasions: the Queen of Junk!

      • sakuraandme July 9, 2013 at 10:52 am #

        Yay!!! Go the queen of junk!!! 🙂 xxx

  4. ramblingsfromamum July 9, 2013 at 5:43 am #

    reminds me of my girls pronouncing yellow as ‘lello’ so very cute. Those donalds do look delicious and I chose ‘A’. 🙂 x

  5. momtimes4 July 9, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    That is so cute!!

  6. nothingbythebook July 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Love. My Ender asks for Hamlets. Guess what that is?

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