Well, even with good intentions things do not always turn out the way we would like.
Here is the picture of what the Haunted House should look like on the box.
And here is our little Haunted House.
It slowly fell apart within minutes of its construction. The kids didn't seem too upset. They were happy eating the candy that came with it. Sorry, if the pictures are out of focus, it's because I was laughing so hard at my lame attempt at creativity.
And to think, a year ago, I was decorating cakes, and cooking dinner everynight, and keeping a clean house.
I guess domesticity (is that a word?) is one of those skills that you lose if you don't use it. It's like exercise.
For example: I had rock hard abs 6 months ago, and decided I didn't need to do sit-ups anymore because I couldn't possible get any hotter. And now, I'm just a big tub o' goo. My leg muscles are pretty killer, still though, because of all the marathoning and what not.
Yesterday, I hit the gym, and did a rep n' step class for the first time in months. Rep n' step is 45 minutes of hard core weight lifting, and 45 minutes of multi-step aerobics. Multi-step is when you use multiple benches, instead of just one. It's a great workout, and I'm sure I looked awesome with the buckets of sweat I was dripping after the class. It felt good, though, and I'm really, really sore today.
I'm also really ornery. Probably because I turned off my alarm this morning, instead of getting up to run, and I'm feeling lethargic and guilty.
Anyway, I didn't mean for this post to get so random. My latest domestic crisis is deciding whether to make TJ's birthday cake, or just go buy one. It feels like cheating to buy a birthday cake. I have make my kids' cakes every year since the beginning of time. I've done everything from princess to Ariel to Spiderman. Ok, that's pretty much all of them. I think I've done a truck and a football, too. Oh, and one year, I did Wonder woman.
This year, he wants an Ironman cake. I LOVE the Wilton character cake pans. They make it so easy. I need to get with the program and go buy a pan, or get on their website and get a pattern or something.
What do you think I should do? Make the cake, stress myself out, and risk it being a total disaster? Or go against everything I believe, cheat, and buy a cake from Macey's?
Of maybe I should just hire my extremely talented cousin, Holly, to make his cake? What do you say Holly? I'm sure having 2 little girls and going to school full time isn't keeping you busy enough.....