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Friday, January 22, 2010

I made this for my BFF's birthday last week. Bundt cake filled with an entire package of strawberries - sliced with my egg slicer. No photo editing at all. It was THAT good. She generously cut me off a very large piece to take home when I came back to pick up my kids. Yes, she is that kind of amazing and generous friend who babysat for me during a family emergency. Even though it was her birthday. So, that very large piece of cake - that was cut large enough to provide a snack for the whole family - was my late dinner. I don't usually eat a lot of sugar (in lieu of my good friends cheese and salt) and holy moly did I have a sugar rush.


The other night, my 4yo had a nightmare. Apparently Swiper the Fox was tormenting her. It was difficult not to laugh. But she was scared. REALLY scared. I layed on her bed with her to calm her down and did my normal post-nightmare spiehl. She shuffled and reorganized her pillows and put her pillow next to her, laying in a pseudo-sideways position. After a few seconds she closed her eyes. Then she sat up and told me, "Mom, it's ok you can go now. I'm laying like this so I don't see Swiper anymore. And now I'm not scared because I'm thinking about Chuck E. Cheese instead."

And this is funny for two reasons: 1) Her BFF Max, is terrified of Chuck E. Cheese. And really shouldn't everyone be? He's a giant rodent. Who lures children to his lair. Isn't that like way scarier than a little sneaky fox who is just a little naughty? and 2) She has never ever been to Chuck E. Cheese. Never even heard of it, so I thought. I certainly never told her about it. But when I tested her to see what it was she rushed on an on about all the fun games there that you can play if you put money in the machines. A little sleuthing and I realized, "Chuck E. Cheese is a proud sponsor of PBS Kids." ACH!!!

I've been like a little kid at the candy store checking the mail every day. I love getting all the tax documents. I get so excited when they are all finally here and not just to get my return, but because I actually enjoy doing my taxes. I have issues.

I'm tired. SO tired! Wahh, I had so many more thoughts stored up for today, but I am currently suffering from amnesia. I'll do better next time.

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debi9kids January 23, 2010 at 12:05 AM  

mmmmmm...that looks DELICIOUS! Mouth. Watering....

ps I booked my SITS thing. No need to kick my @ss now ;)

bernthis January 23, 2010 at 1:10 AM  

I loathe Chucky Cheese. I refuse to go. I'd rather sit and watch her run her ass off around a park while I froze mine off or nearly died of boredom.

Autumn January 26, 2010 at 7:51 AM  

Oh just wait till she gets in elementry school and they send home fliers telling you that "everyone in the whole school" will be going to Chuck E. Cheese for dinner on some random Thursday night (they can't just make it simple and give it to us on Friday's they have to do a school night night!)

THATS annoying.

There's an award for you on my blog if you're interested :)

Mrs4444 January 28, 2010 at 11:54 PM  

Thanks for joining in FF! Sorry it took me so long to get here!! :)

I love the sweet little dream and that your daughter took care of it with a strategy of her own-so cute.

The dessert--WOW! Good thing I don't have time to eat--off to bed!!

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