Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Cake didn't win....

My sons 11th birthday was just about a week ago. It was a Lorax themed kind of day. We went to IHOP pancake restaurant to have a Dr. Suess themed breakfast - green eggs and ham, then the Barba Loot Rootie Tootie pancakes - (okay - Aman didn't have the "green" in the eggs, but he did pick up some tree seeds at the end of the meal to plant a tree in our yard). We did a bit of reading, too - LOL



Then off to the movies with my sisters and a few friends. My niece, nephew and one of my other sisters saw the movie on the East Coast - so it was a true family event, across the country. My family are huge Lorax fans, so it was nice to see this movie in a whole new light.


We made it home in time to enjoy my new Chili recipe, with a side dish of corn bread. 


Then came the cake and the ice cream, too. I did not have a lot of people at the party - just a few neighbor kids, as I kept it very small. However, the cake....it was left over - sitting in the box, sort of calling my name. I was good for two of the days, or did it flow into three...I was really proud of myself for not opening up the box. Not even looking at it. But, the 4th day of being alone in the house with a cake turned into a challenge. I cut a piece. Started eating it and well, it was not the best. The cake was not stale, but it wasn't good either. I left all the frosting on the plate. I was pretty happy, but knew that the garbage can was calling. I proceeded to take the box and set it on the floor by the garbage can. Each time I walked by the kitchen I would step on the box - just enough to make me not open the box again. I started putting other trash into the box - I was not going to let the cake win. I finally did take the box out to the main garbage can, but I guess having it in the house and smashing it was my way of telling myself that I didn't need cake to "fix" it or even cake to eat!! This was just a way for me to beat up the cake - I was going to win. The cake did not survive - I did!!! Yes, it was very hard to throw away half of a cake that I paid good money for, but it needed to be done - and I won!!!

Fun 11th birthday celebration - kept it at a minimum  - won the cake challenge. Now onto the next obstacle...


Staying MOtivated Mo

5 comments:

kristi said...

I always send home cake with the guests. Too tempting!

Maren said...

Seems like a great birthday! Wouldn't mind some of that cake! :D

Joy said...

Way to go!! Not easy to do!!! Keep up the great work and stay focused!

Munchberry said...

Oh that had me laughing. I have had it out with a few cakes this past year. Sometimes I won. I always threw sucker punches. it does not fight fair... why should I?

Congrats to the cutey tween... and bless you these coming years. Fortitude. Beating up the cake box is good practice. LOL Nay, he is ever so sweet looking. Al tiedye and hiding behind shyly a Lorax! Sigh.

Michele said...

I have always loved the Lorax! Sounds like a great BD and you did great too!! Way to be the BOSS over cake!