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How I spent my summer vacation [Nov. 21st, 2004|08:54 pm]

Just kidding. Every once in a while, I get the urge to just talk about my day, and I always feel like it's one of those essays everyone wrote in school no one wanted to listen to. But I'm going to do it, anyway.

Yesterday was The Boy's birthday. We had the family over for hamburgers and cake. Cake that I didn't bake myself and didn't order in advance. How bad-mommy-moment is that? Not that it mattered to The Boy; we just went to Randall's and I let him pick out any cake he wanted from the bakery. He got the Oreo cake, which turned out to be a chocolate cake with white icing and somewhat squishy oreos stuck in the top. He was very impressed. I guess I shouldn't beat myself up over it; after all, as Husband pointed out, it's not like he'll remember any of this anyway. In any case, he had a glorious day and got a huge kick out of opening his presents. He couldn't quite comprehend that they were all for him.

Today he stayed with my parents so the rest of the family could go see The Incredibles, which was. I thought Husband laughed a little too hard at all the husband/wife "moments" in the film, but we all agreed it was the best movie we've seen this year. I had planned to make meatloaf for dinner, but since the movie got out late I heated up some frozen chicken vegetable soup. It actually turned out nicely; I had some extra chicken stock in the freezer and combined the two along with some extra veggies. Yum. Good thing it was nice, since we'll be eating the rest of it for dinner tomorrow.

After dinner, we tried playing a game of Jr. Trivial Pursuit, but abandoned all hope once The Boy decided he wanted to play too. His version of  playing is scrambling the cards, stealing the dice, and eventually throwing all the pieces across the room. So much for Family Game Night, at least until his attention span is long enough for a rousing bout of Candyland.


[User Picture]From: domesticharmony
2004-11-21 08:21 pm (UTC)

Don't Sweat It!

I have never, in my whole life, baked a b-day cake for my kids! And you know what? They're just fine! ;)
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[User Picture]From: wyckhurst
2004-11-21 09:33 pm (UTC)
Hah! You just described every one of my entries. It's your journal. Where else are you supposed to record all this stuff?

Your son will simply remember how fabulous it was to be able to pick out his own birthday cake. :-)
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2004-11-22 09:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but your entries are interesting.
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[User Picture]From: azure_drake
2004-11-21 10:13 pm (UTC)
Remember... your holding a birthday for a guy...

1 - He had fun
2 - He got cake and Oreos in the same day
3 - He got toys to play with
4 - He had to do a bare miniumum of post party clean up
5 - He didn't get yelled at or grounded

He's perfectly happy

Just be sure that as he gets older you let him have a family party and friends pary and he'll be... perfectly happy

...Also... don't scold the hubby for laughing... Just give him a hard time. Try to find a way to take a line from the movie (one that he laughed at) and work it into your normal conversation.

He'll be perfectly happy.


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[User Picture]From: sitara
2004-11-22 09:46 am (UTC)


What if it becomes the cake that he remembers for the rest of his life? You know, one of those lingering infant memories. HA! Gotcha!

If he does remember it, he will remember how good it was, and how special it was to pick it out with him mom. I made Fiona's first cake. I tried to make it from scratch. I went through three recipes, trying to get it right, before I told hubby to go down to the store and pick me up a cake mix. I was up until 2 AM the night before making her cake. I did make the icing from scratch. When a child guest knocked the cake off of the table onto the grass, the icing was so stiff, the cake was in one piece, including the decorations I had squeezed on with my icing. There were only a couple of pieces of grass sticking here and there. The cake was dropped while I was telling everyone how I stayed up the night before trying to bake the cake until 2 AM.

They ate the cake, after it was dropped, out of pity, they even oooed and aaaaed at how delicious it was. LOL! I have never attempted to bake a cake ever again, even after I found out that the problem was that I was over cooking it, because I was at a higher elevation (I lived in Maine at the time) and should have lowered the temperature on the oven.

C'est la vie!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2004-11-23 05:47 am (UTC)

Re: Cakes

This made me laugh. It reminded me of the time I stayed up until 2 AM making an indestructable pinata.
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