Is it me or is this whole “100 Days of School” thing teachers way of saying, “IN YOUR FACE PARENTS! We are almost done and then these brats are YOUR problem for three months! Mwhahahaha!”
Maybe not. I’m just saying I don’t remember celebrating 100 days of school when I was a kid.
A few weeks ago Aubrey (seven-years-old) got in the car after school and asked, “Mom, do you still know how to make those fancy layered cakes?” (Fancy= from the box, FYI.)
Aubrey: WELLL, I told my teacher that you make the BEST layer cakes in the world and you probably wanted to make one for the 100th day of school…
Now I won’t say I was just sitting at home thinking, “Gee WHIZ I sure would like to bake a cake!” But I was touched Aubrey thought something I did was awesome and she wanted to show off my mad Betty Crocker skillz to her friends.
So last night, me and my Boos stirred and mixed and poured and baked…
And we made a four layer Devil’s Food Cake decorated with 100 mini-Oreos. We even crushed some Oreos up and sprinkled them in between the layers. Yes we did.
I realized half-way through the icing process that I barely had enough for the cake and it wasn’t pretty but Aubrey was thrilled, “Momma, I can’t wait to show this to my friends. You are the best baker ever! You could probably quit writing books and just teach people to make cakes. Don’t you think that people would pay you to make cakes like this for them? You could make wedding cakes… and castle cakes, and Barbie cakes and Mermaid Barbie cakes…”
Please know I have never made any of those things. I wouldn’t even know where to start and the icing on THIS cake was pretty dadgum ugly.
Me: How do you make a Mermaid Barbie Cake?
Aubrey: You just take a Barbie and wrap a Fruit Roll-Up around her legs…
Well… somebody’s an evil genius.
This is what we ended up with…
Not that I do that– too much math.
I’d almost be willing to commit gluten-icide for a slice. Almost.
What do you think about the 100th Day of School? Teachers: BE HONEST, a little bit of you is doing your Happy-IN-YOUR-FACE-Parents! Dance, aren’t you??