First, the scoop on Z. Basically, she is back because the county screwed up. S was supposed to do more time in rehab and some parenting classes before she started her 30-day trial reunification with Z. The county did not walk her through that, and they started the 30 days without them. So now she has to do them and they will not let her have Z back until she does. This is a mess, and if I were her, I would be beyond furious. I haven't talked with her yet - just been booked today and yesterday. Four kids is quite a lot for me. Anyway apparently in every other way S is doing well. That's good.
Z is great. She has grown and has learned to crawl. I worried that she would be sad or confused. So far that does not seem to be the case, so thank heaven for that.
So this still could be temporary. It could also be a turning point, depending on how S handles it. I will leave that at that.
Here is the other scoop.
Easiest ice cream ever
1 qt. dairy half-and-half
1 can (8 oz or whatever it is) sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c of whatever you like to stir into ice cream (I used some chopped up peaches and froze them ahead of time so they didn't melt my ice cream)
Mix together everything but the stir-ins. Process it in your ice cream freezer according to the directions. Stir in the other stuff at the end.
It shouldn't be this easy, I tell you.
Z still doesn't like cold things but I am trying to teach her. Ask my mom about babies (like me) and peaches and vanilla ice cream. Those things just go together. When I found that combo about 33 years ago, it was the beginning of the end.