Sometimes I feel like I’ve done everything backwards.
When Evan was one, I went back to work full time and killed myself to make his childhood the BEST CHILDHOOD EVER.
- We had picnics in the park almost every weekend.
- We visited loads of parks and attractions in Calgary.
- We knew our own neighborhood like the back of our hand and walked it often.
- I threw great birthday parties at home for all of Evan’s friends and their parents. All the food and cakes served were (of course) made from scratch.
Then I quit my job and should (in theory) have more time/energy/desire to become even more Pinteresty and….no. Last year I managed to do pretty well making Evan both a Minecraft Grass Block cake for his party and Minecraft Creeper cupcakes for his classroom. They were awesome, I admit it.
Then this year rolled around.
To be fair, we have been busy. My MIL, Claire, was ill and passed away the week of his party. And yet, Evan was still on the
“I want a homemade red velvet cake. You can make that and then buy lots and lots of colors of fondant. Then I will decorate the cake for my party! It’s going to be a Terraria theme and it is going to be AWESOME! We should also have a Terraria themed party at home with all kinds of games we make up!”
When I asked him to tell me how he was going to decorate the cake and to draw me a picture, I got no help. He said “I can do it. I’m pretty sure.” Well, my head exploded. I couldn’t wrap my brain around making a cake and hosting a party with no plan. Winging it and hoping for the best (especially with a funeral to attend the day before) is not my strong suit. So I said no.
We booked a party at Chuck E Cheese (where they take care of everything except the cake…including goodie bags!). We had such a great time and it was EASY. Evan actually loved his DQ ice cream cake and having a party at Chuck E Cheese but he wasn’t giving up on his hopes for homemade treats…
“You have to make me creeper cupcakes for my class, though, okay?”
I said okay even though my brain was screaming “Don’t do it!!!! Just say no!!!!”
I should really listen to my brain. Thankfully I wised up and told Evan yesterday that Mama did not have it in her to make creeper cupcakes this year. So I promised to go by our favorite bakery, Bliss & Co, to get mini cupcakes.
Then I didn’t so…..grocery store cupcakes here we come! Any hopes I had of being a Pinterest Mom are dashed but that’s ok. The kid that matters thought it was just fine.