How to Pickle a Pickle (For starters…)

7 Mar


2 Prospective adopters (+ 1 prospective sibling filled with short-term excitement)

1 Small pickle (preferably of the strong, verbally and physically aggressive variety)

1 Team of ever-changing social workers

A pinch of post-adoption intervention

Heaps of crappy paperwork/red tape

A bundle of – ahem -unfaltering patience

A shed-load of love

Several shoulders of support

1 Garageful of left over paint (for redecorating graffitied walls)

1 Box of tools (required for repairing damaged property)

1 Naughty step-cum-thinking step (age appropriate transformation)

1 Hardhat (protection from flying missiles from backseat when driving car)

1 Face mask (protection from targeted spitting)

1 Tube of arnica cream (for PAs not Pickle)

1 Poker face (reactionless expression on hearing the venomously intonated words, ‘I hate you’, ‘you’re disgusting’, ‘And your dancing is rubbish’)

1 Sense of humour (borrowed, if necessary)

A bucketful of dinosaurs (why not!)


Throw all ingredients into your life and wait and see how it turns out…..

Bon Appetit!


2 Responses to “How to Pickle a Pickle (For starters…)”

  1. Tina from Germany March 14, 2012 at 21:02 #

    Where did you get the dinosaurs? Sounds like a perfect recipe and hope it works for you all!

    • permanentlyinapickle March 14, 2012 at 21:17 #

      Ah, Tina, there is a wonderful little kids programme here called Harry and His Bucketful of Dinosaurs. Don’t worry, I don’t have a stash hidden away in the garage. 🙂

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