she'll want a cake mix to use in it.
If you give a Hannah a Cake mix.....
her sister will want one to.
If you give a Mekala a full size cake mix.....
she'll need some icing to spread on it.
If you give her some icing............
she'll want some sprinkles and candles too.
If you give her some sprinkles
her sister will want to eat the cake.
If you give an Emma no options for reaching the cake.....
she'll come up with her own.
This is sortof how the day went last Sunday. Hannah wanted to use her Easy Bake Oven (which I loath), so I gave the job to Kent. Kent and Hannah had started busting out all that was needed to bake the rock hard 3" circle for 4, when Mekala decided that SHE wanted to bake a real cake that could be shared by all.
Mekala, lovingly mixed up all the ingredients, and carefully poured the batter into the pans. Then she patiently waited for them to bake. When they had baked and were cool, she (we) cut off the top of one of the layers. Then the artistic decorating began. She gingerly spread the pink icing all over the cake, while Emma and Sarah sat and drooled. When the icing was finished she graciously allowed her two baby sisters to help add the sprinkles. Then for some reason unknown to me, she decided that she wanted to candles too.
When Mekala finished her masterpiece, she placed the cake on the counter and thoughtfully removed the stool from the kitchen and hid it under the bathroom cabinet. However all the preparation in the world would not have kept "someone" from helping themselves to a large piece.
Can you guess you ate the cake?
I heard some noise in the kitchen, and when I went in to inspect what was going on.... I was dumbfounded. It was one of those "I should be mad at this, but it is too funny" kind of moments. So I went and got the camera and she was very proud of her icing hands. Mekala on the other hand, wasn't as understanding, but in the end she did see the humor in it as well.