Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We're Baking You A Shower Cake!

There was a virtual baby shower going on for Kristen of Motherhood Uncensored and Rebecca of Girl's Gone Child. Unfortunately I missed it, but luckily I have my two girls here to bake a cake to make up for it. This was taken eight years ago, when Kira was four and Kiyomi was two, way back before they forbid me to post any pictures of them on my blog. Aren't they adorable? I think this was our very first cake-making experience together.

Now they're tweens, and don't really have time to bake since they're busy IM'ing their friends and downloading songs onto their iPods. I guess I will have to bake the cake, and they'll help. Well, they'll tell me they'll help, but then discover that they have too much homework, or iCarly is on, or they'll be involved with a four-way chat online and can't pull themselves away from the computer. But at least I can ask them to keep an eye on the timer so the cake won't burn, since the computer is right there in the kitchen.

Oh, but then Kira's friend Sydney called and they started talking about the new White Stripes song and she forgot about the timer. Kiyomi forgot about the timer, too, because she was in her bedroom trying to make a tiara for the cat out of a coffee filter, and they both forgot to tell me they weren't keeping an eye on the cake anymore.

I smelled something burning, so I ran to the kitchen. I took the cake out of the oven, except it wasn't really a cake anymore, more of big brownie. I managed to scoop the middle out in big chunks, and put the whole thing on a pretty plate. I think I ate half of it myself, since the girls said someone had emailed them one of those bogus internet stories about brownies containing chicken feet, and they were afraid to eat it.

Where was I? Oh yes, the baby shower!

Kristen and Rebecca, congratulations on your bundles of joy on the way. I'm so happy for you, and know that you'll both continue to be wonderful mothers. You've all been through it before, so there's nothing I can tell you that you don't know already. Although, I just realized that neither of you have tween girls (yet) and I do. So here's the best advice I can think of at this late hour:

Just go to the bakery and buy the damn cake.


Thanks to our hostesses, Catherine, Katie, Liz and Julie, who no doubt had a perfectly lovely cake for the occasion.

Check out the rest of the shower festivities here!

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  1. I didn't get that email about the brownies, thank god.


  2. It's terrible when they reach an age where they can type in your url, read through your archives, file complaints, and warn you not to blog about them ever ever again. Maybe that's just my kids...


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