Gracie was out of school for three days last week. Hence, the reason for my not posting since Tuesday. I decided to try for a three day run at Mother of the Year-self proclaimed, of course.
I crowned myself MOY on Friday with a cupcake from Sprinkles after an excursion to Huntington Beach. I planned that trip so that we would be within a few miles of the greatest cupcake ever baked. My mission was not to please my child with a beach trip, my mission was to survive it so I could have a cupcake-a reeeeeally good cupcake.
We had fun building a volcano. (It couldn’t be a castle. We did not bring sand toys and had to use our flip flops to dig. And we didn’t originally plan on a volcano, it just sort of developed. There is only so much you can build with a child’s size 10 and my size 9.) I braved the frigid waves, up to my knees, to retrieve water for our volcano moat. We laughed as we demolished it, walked back to our car then realized we had buried our shoes and had to go back and find them.
It was a great day-made even greater by the lemon coconut cupcake.
Then I realized every day was punctuated by a sugary treat. Even the days she was in school and on into the weekend.
Monday – Milky Ways from Ralphs. I love Milky Ways. I eat the chocolate off first then eat the gooey center. My method of consumption does require a hand washing afterward.
Tuesday - Cassie’s Cupcakes – not even good. Tolerable at best. We at the whole thing.
Wednesday – 31 Flavors ice cream – Chocolate for G. Mint Choc Chip and Peanut Butter and Choc mixed in a cup for me – Yum.
Thursday – Halloween candy – still sitting in a three tiered basket on the kitchen table for easy access.
Friday – Sprinkles cupcakes – Need I say more? They are awesomeness and true love in a little paper cup.
Saturday – Ice cream cone – bought a gallon of Chocolate and a box of cones so this gift is gonna keep on giving for at least 11 more days. (only 12 cones in a box)
Sunday – Milky Way from Winco – eaten as we shopped – my favorite and now Gracie loves them too.
I realized I was MOY in my child’s eyes but certainly not in the eyes of the people who made up and promote the food pyramid. Ugh. I think I need to do something about this. We eat way too much sugar and I use it as a pacifier for my way too old for a pacifier child.
My mother always said not to worry about pacifiers that she won’t be sucking on one on her honeymoon. But at this rate, it will be a ring pop and she just might.