Monday, May 14, 2012

You Can't Pronounce Cake Without Ache

May is a month of chaos around our house. Not only is school wrapping up, with all of its end-of-the-year activities, but my husband and three of our children celebrate birthdays throughout May . . . that's FOUR BIRTHDAYS I have to remember this month.

B is for Baking a special cake for each family member. I may or may not also bake a nice chocolate sheet cake for myself, which I may or may not shovel into my face while hiding in the closet under the stairs, while my children may or may not run barefoot and messy-haired throughout the house screaming, Mommy! Mommy! Where are you?

I is for Insomnia, a condition caused by staring at my alarm clock at 4:00 in the morning as I worry about how many cakes I have to bake.

R is for Rainbow Chip Cake Mix. That's right, I admit it. I don't always bake from scratch. Because of the colorful sprinkles pictured on the front of the box, my children beg for a package of cakelike powder created in a laboratory somewhere. A pox on you, Betty Crocker. Or perhaps I mean to say, THANK YOU.

T is for Taurus, the sign of the bull. I deal with May babies, the most stubborn people living under the influence of the astrological horoscope. They want their cake and they want it now.

H is for Hang On, Kim . . . once I get through this month, no more birthdays until February. My own June birthday does not count, because even if anyone bothers to remember it, everyone's sick of cake by then.

D is for Downton Abbey, sitting unwatched in its DVD case upon my nightstand. I checked out season 2 from the library, but don't have time to watch it right now. I guess that's what overdue fines are for. And chocolate cake.

A is for Advil. Use it, but don't abuse it.

Y is for You Only Go Through Life Once . . . quit complaining and enjoy the cake-filled journey.



Dinner last night: flank-steak-and-stuffing spirals, green salad

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7 comments:

Katherine said...

4 cakes in a month is a lot. I don't even have to make 4 cakes in a year.

There is nothing wrong with cake mix. It's a beautiful thing.

Kathy G said...

When all my kids were at home I had the same problem. From mid-June until the Fourth of July we celebrated three birthdays (and Father's Day). As I served each new cake I'd freeze the previous one; by the end, the freezer looked like a bakery!

The Shultzs said...

That is allot cake!! <3
Gappy Birthday to all of them! =]

The Shultzs said...

Actually it should be Happy Birthday
These "smartphones" really aren't that smart....lol

Tina L. Hook said...

Hey, we all need chocolate cake once and awhile. Enjoy the ride. (This post made me giggle.)

PS Thank you for participating in my last Blog Mingle. I'm hosting another one tomorrow.

Jennifer Arens said...

I vote one cake and decorate said child's room secretly while they sleep :)

Shanniel Shakespeare said...

:) You got it right....you only get to live once...have cake for all of us!!! Yummm!!!