I've completely lost my ability to get anything done while dealing with a baby at the same time. I'm babysitting my little cousin who's about 8 or 9 months and I swear I don't know how I got anything done when my kids were babies. I started my wedding cake business when my daughter was 5 months old and my son was 3 yrs, and after today I'm wondering how the $&%% did I manage that?
It's crazy but you just do that's life as you know it! My boys are 6 and 8 and some days I wonder how on earth I'll get anything done but I do and they are really independent and self sufficient. I often wonder how productive I'll be once my boys are grown or close to it although I'm not rushing it I'm enjoying them being little. But to start over with a little little one I would probably be completely useless lol my hats off to those who have little ones and run a business :)
my friend has a 2 year old and I get worn out watching her chase him from here to there lol I'm definitely content with the two kids I have no more babies for me!!
I have a 3 year old. A lot of work gets done when she's sleeping or at one of her grandmother's houses, haha.
I had to cut back on orders. Not enough free time (or energy) to get anything done. He's almost 2 now, so I am hoping I can pick back up here soon. Unless I do something stupid, like have another one O.o
I started my cake business with a teenager and 2 grandkids, 1 and 3. I think my teenager was worse.
Oh my goodness, I babysat for the first time in 15 years and it was tough! 3 months old and i couldn't even manage dinner much less an elaborate cake. Young mother/bakers/decorators have my utmost respect!
I have a six, 3.5, and 1 year old. Working in the kitchen is always interesting!! ❤️[postimage id="4217" thumb="900"]
I'd hate to go through that. I didn't start decorating until my girls were teens - my 1st cake was the older ones' wedding cake.
The only thing Ican say is that God gives us the strength and grace we need when we need it!
I used to brag that I could hold a baby, cook dinner and read a book at the same time. But decorating a cake? Nope, can't do anything else.
..........I swear I don't know how I got anything done when my kids were babies. .......
because you were 1,000% responsible for your own little ones, and accountable only to yourself.
Any dealings with other peoples little ones may bring you trouble and woe, even when you do things 1,000% perfectly & exactly the same as you did with your own children.
haha, you're probably right @MBalaska . I'm lucky that my cousin trusts me since my own kids are grown up and I can point to them and say "see, I did okay." :) Plus, my daughter is obsessed with the baby, so when he comes over and she's home I basically don't see him because she hogs him. She had to go to school yesterday in the morning for her last exam, so I had the baby by myself for the first part of his visit. I got nothing done other than being drooled on.
God bless you. I have trouble getting cakes done with ANYONE in a 20 ft radius of me, never mind a baby.
I learned how to bake cakes from my grandma, but only got into decorating when my first granddaughter was 2. I made a 3D cheetah cake, this was her favorite animal, and I was hooked. Since then granddaughter no. 2 was born and sadly their dad was killed in a car accident. So when my daughter works, I watch the kids on a regular basis. The almost 2yr old is in the high chair when I'm working on my cakes and the 5 yr old takes out her play dough, and whatever I'm making, she will make her own version including cake toppers. lol I only make cakes for friends and family, I can't imagine what it would be like to do this for paying customers, and take care of little kids. Takes me a week to work 1 cake and then I need a rest. lol
Sometimes I have to wake up at 5:30 am so I can get some order done before kids wake up and usually work when my 4 year old takes a nap. Staying up even until 11:00 pm is not an option for me, so trying to find time here and there. With my 5 children the worst age of my kids was from 1 year old until 5 years old.