Monday, October 19, 2015
Let them eat cake
Or pie...pie is good too...oh but so are cookies and some ice-cream and other frozen desserts....
Well, it’s finally happened. My son is 17. I am 25 again. We’ve survived another year of birthdays, anniversaries, and all those celebrations involving cake as we head into the holidays. Everyone loves Christmas or Easter, a lot of people love Thanksgiving or the 4th of July. Memorial day and labor day picnics are a must for most people. We are not most people. I am not most people. I prefer a nice shady dark cool corner somewhere. I must have been a spider or other cool, dark corner dweller. Perhaps I was a resident of the desert with no rain and approximately 20 hours of sunlight with temps in the low 200’s. At any rate, in our household cake season is on hold from June to Oct. Thusly I have decided to relocate my birthday to a more acceptable month in order to spread out cakery.
I am thinking August.
In June we have Annibirfather’s day (anniversary, Husband’s birthday (yes someone was crazy enough to marry me) and Father’s day) One year I forgot what day it was and failed to wish my husband a happy birthday upon first sight. He looked crushed and said “Well??” I was all like “What?” Then he told me it was his birthday. I proudly announced No, your birthday is tomorrow. He asked me the date of his birthday (yep I knew it) I told him and he said “that’s today” again in airhead mode I was all like “Omg it’s so totally not!” I’ll check my phone. That damn backstabbing piece of technology agreed with him about the date! That jerky phone! Warranty my butt. I turned on the news, looked at a paper…I pulled out all the stops. Everything in the world had banded together with him in some wicked “fool the wife” prank leaving me totally confused. I meekly wished him a happy birthday and scuttled off to make or procure a cake. Since June is very cake heavy with Anniversary, followed one week later by birthday, then Father’s day about a week after that. I get one cake for the target birthdate, unless we are jonesing for frosting, then I use the earlier date. If other desserts have entered our lives I may go all wild and post pone it until Father’s day.
Then boom…….dearth of cake.
July is a berryish month with cookies and halva or something else kind of light and or frozen
August is frozen confections, sherbet, ice cream, fruit bars, fresh fruit, cookies
September is back to school drown your teenage tears in this lovely cake, but don’t cry on my side of the frosting.
October my son and I have birthdates one day apart. His is literally the next day. He likes one kind of frosting, I like another.
November is pieish
December is every dessert not nailed down
January, still mopping up desserts from December
February is Valentine’s day cake
March or April is Easter cake, the other is whatever cake I end up making
May is Mother’s day cake and Kitty’s birthday. Pao doesn’t really eat cake, but he does like real whipped cream and likes cakes made of his favorite food with a pup-peroni stuck in the top.
That eventually returns us to the fact that there is a stretch from July through August seriously devoid of cake. I must sacrifice my birthday for the greater good of cake-kind.. There will be frosting roses in August and they will be mine, mine, all mine!! Until I cut the first slice then share it around. I’m not a total cake hog!
Well, I’m another year older, I’d like to say wiser but I’m not sure. According to recent research conducted by my son on a bad day I am “senseless and irresponsible” because I did something to upset young master tyrant. I have also been told just how often I’m ruining his life…which seems to be whenever I utter the word “No”. I have learned a few new things this year, such as temping is a lot of fun in the right environment. I think I prefer temping to actual full time employment status. Temping allows me to say no if I’m having a bad run of things. I’m also learning new things at everyplace and refreshing my skills. I have learned that cat bites don’t infect if properly bled and then licked by said biter. In his defense he was chewing his own nails and mine got in the way. He decided it was high time I learn to chew my nails like a proper cat. I’ve totally digressed….
So my new birthday is in August. I am not yet sure of the day but I may float the day based on what desserts we have on hand. I must plan ahead! Cake is serious business and not to be purchased or made frivolously!