So this is the kind of mom I am.
Mister Man announced to me on Wednesday last week that it was Rosie’s birthday that day. Rosie was turning one. He asked if we could have a birthday party, and after giggling internally I agreed. A half hour later, Mister Man announced that it was also Vince’s birthday. We agreed to celebrate both at once.
Luckily, we were running low on some staples — milk, tortillas, pasta, cheese, fruit — and had to go to Publix anyway. My dad and I found the bakery section and their cakes awaited us. Mister Man had informed me that Rosie wanted a chocolate cake with vanilla icing.
I don’t like chocolate cake. I’d decided that Publix was conveniently going to “not have” any chocolate cakes, knowing that he’d deal. I sifted through cake after cake, rejecting many because they were chocolate or because they used dark blue or red frosting — and those bitter aftertastes gross me out. My dad pointed out one that was mostly white frosting and just a tiny bit of light blue icing on the flowers.
I picked up the cake and asked the nice lady in the bakery section to write “Happy Birthday, Rosie — R-O-S-I-E” and she started to turn away “And Vince!” I called out to her. She sort of turned and looked at me oddly, but went to do her writing. I got my cake back.
Have I not introduced you to Rosie and Vince before? Sorry, my bad! Meet Rosie (blue) and Vince (brown).
Go ahead. Make your comments now.
Unfortunately, while I did remember to buy candles, as you can see, I didn’t think about matches. Remember, we’re in a hotel in Florida. I’m actually pretty happy that they don’t stock matches in the rooms. Fortunately, Mister Man was a good sport, and we were able to sing and blow out the not lit candles without a fuss.
We all enjoyed our cake (and ice cream), and Mister Man let me know that Vince really loved his special chocolate cake. Oh, did I mention that in my fluster of trying to find a cake that didn’t have bad icing I forgot to check what kind of cake it was? Oops. That’s ok; I really don’t need the cake anyway!
So of course, what do you suppose the next words out Little Miss’s mouth were? Yep, Snowy is also celebrating a birthday. That day. How do you say no to a face like this?
Ok, maybe it could be Friday. We actually ended up celebrating it on Saturday, thanks to some leftover cupcakes that Dawn left me from Joe’s birthday — which yay saved me from another trip to Publix to buy more cake and sweets none of us need.
And that, lady and gentleman, is the kind of mom I am.