I have been needing a chocolate fix lately. I have been good until today. I was reading a post by http://fatmumslim.blogspot.com . She had just celebrated her birthday. The picture of the cake looked so good.
I also had a birthday a few weeks ago. I didn't have a cake and that was ok. But when I saw her cake, I buckled. I wanted a cake too. I picked up two of my grandkids and we headed to Cannon's bakery.
When my children were little, I would buy the kids birthday cakes. Cannon's do an amazing job. They made my wedding cake.
We walk in and the kids are all over the glass case. All I can think at that moment, thank God I do not have to clean the display case. I had to peel them off. The kids want this and that. Their eyes were so big by all the delicious offerings.
I pick a chocolate cake. I wanted this cake to have a purpose. I didn't want a cake to satisfy my sweet tooth but to have a special meaning. It came to me. I ask them to put "Me Dday" on the cake.
We will celebrate our first Me Day.
Me Day is a day I dedicate to myself. It is usually reserved for my birthday and for mother's day. All I want on these days is my family's company. All the kisses and hugs I want with no complaint. Most important no cooking!!! I even get one for work. It is Secretary's day. Or to be politically correct Administrative Assistant 's Day.
At work, I get cards and taken out to lunch.
I decided that we all deserved a "Me Day". I had the cake and I had each child pick a treat. Josiah had a car cookie and Olivia wanted a sprinkle cookie. I also got two giant eclairs for Bill and I. They were outstanding.
We got home and the kids were thinking it was for a birthday. I kept saying no it was a cake for Me Day.
I put a candle for each of us.
I asked them each what makes them happy. Josiah said clowns.
Olivia said elephants.
Bill said my family and I said for Me Days. We blew out the candles and dug into the cake.
They may not remember their first celebration. Hopefully they will come to realize that everyone deserves a Me Day. Even if it is for only a day a year.
Tooting my own horn Abbie