When you become a mother you instantly loose any expectations for uninterrupted sleep or a lie-in for the next 18 years.
For those who have older and younger children you may as well not make the pretense of going to bed at all. Just camp out on the sofa. If you're lucky you'll have a few hours kip between the oldest bursting through the front door chasing their curfew and the little early bird who likes to watch the dawn chorus of The Wiggles at 5am.
After such a night one craves carbs. Pancakes fit the bill (even if you may not fit into your jeans after eating too many) then afterwards the best thing is - well, a snooze.
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Fresh or frozen blueberries
Mix the dry ingredients together.
Mix the wet ingredients together.
Add the wet to the dry and gently combine. If the mixture seems very stiff add a little more milk. If it seems too thin sprinkle in a little more flour and very gently fold in.
Heat a couple of tablespoons butter in a skillet until really hot and bubbling.
Dollop tablespoons of mixture onto the skillet and add some blueberries.
Cook for a few minutes until golden and flip onto the other side.
Cook for another few minutes, making sure the pancake is thoroughly cooked through in the the middle.
Remove to a platter and serve with maple syrup or with butter and jam.