Thursday, March 06, 2008

You can't please everyone

So, last night I was asking Emma about what she wants on her birthday cake. Didn't I just do all of that? For the last 3 years I have fought the overwhelming urge to combine their birthdays because just when I feel like I can let my hair down, here comes Emma's birthday too.

The poor kid is already destined to a life of hand-me-downs, and I would feel horrible about not putting as much effort in to her birthday... so I persevere. ;)

Anyway, last night I put the baby booger to bed, and after weeks of contemplating her birthday cake decoration request of "balloons", I asked her if there was ANYTHING else she could think of that she would like to put on her cake.

Emma- "I already told you, I want bah-loooons."

Me- "Yeah, I know, but I just can't figure out how to make balloons on your cake that look nice." ( and that don't look like multicolored spermatozoa, I thought to myself wryly)

Emma- "If you don't put bah-loons on my birthday cake, I'm not going to be happy."

Me- My mouth drops open in shock,"Wha?.... Errr, what did you just say?"

Emma- "I SAID, if you don't put bah-loooons on my cake............ I'm not going to be happy with you."

Me- "Pffffffffffffffffffffft, bahahahahahahaha! We'll I don't know what to tell you. Can't you think of anything, ANYTHING else?"

Emma- "Ohhhhh...," she sighs in disgust, "I guess pwincesses."

I have only one thing to say:

Thank God for little princesses. They make life more.... Oh, I don't know. Just more. ;)


Just minutes after posting this, i washed up Emma after she finished her pancakes and eggs. In the kitchen, she says," I said last night if you don't put bah-looons on my cake.... I'm going to be sad."

I laugh while washing her hands,"I thought you said princesses would be OK."

"yeah," she says in a monotone,"that's ok."

I laugh some more, "You don't sound very convinced."



Holly Schwendiman said...

Okay first, I absolutely loved your birthday tribute post to Anna yesterday! How precious. Second, don't stress over balloons just use a bigger tip and let it build up for you. Wilton has ideas on how although I wouldn't make mine as pointed if I were doing it balloons. They do make life more....perfectly said. :) I've been missing you and hoping you're doing well with you busy plate and new job.


Holly Schwendiman said...

Sorry, just had another quick thought on balloon decorations....suckers! Any number would work in a little bunch standing or laying down. Voila! You could also roll out some star burst candies and cut them into round circles for a bouquet. Basically, let some candy to the hard work for you. :) Good luck!


maggie said...

You can do it. Balloons that is. Either make the cake in the shape of a balloons or use plastic pre bought ones at the party store. You can do it. I believe in ya.

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

Oh my gosh!! Emma is SO hilarious!! If we got our Emma's together it would be quite a experience I think!! If you read my post about her saying "bloody hell" I'm sure you'd agree...she comes out with some hilarious stuff sometimes.

~Virginia~ said...

hee. i love how she sounds all put-out! :) reminds me of myself when i was...well, yesterday. :) happy friday!