Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother’s Day Mistakes

Mistake Number 1:

AJ made a lovely Mother’s Day planter for me at preschool.  I knew it was coming because I still have the one Andrew made when he was in preschool. It sits on my window sill above my kitchen sink.  I see it everyday.   

So I was excited to get one from AJ.    I picked him up from my friend’s house after preschool on Friday, where he presented me with my planter.  And it was just as lovely as I had hoped….

….that was for the few seconds I held it before I dropped it on the cement driveway.

Both AJ and I were speechless for a few seconds…. I felt AWFUL and I didn’t know what reaction I was going to get from AJ who worked so hard on this just for me. (I had been hearing about his “special surprise” all week).

He then reacted calmly… more concerned about the flower than the smashed planter itself.  We found a cup, picked up all the pieces and the flower and transported it home.  I got out my hot glue gun and did my best to glue it back together.

At this point, I  was really repairing the pot for my sake as we put the flower in a yogurt cup in the sunshine and that’s all AJ really seemed to care about. 

Side note: hot glue doesn’t work well on terra cotta.  In hindsight, I think good ol’ Elmer's would have been a better option.

But it’s together  and if you come over, please don’t breathe on it heavy or even stare too hard, or it might fall apart again.


Mistake Number 2:

Saturday morning, I got up with great intentions.  I was going to make coffee cake for our neighbors and a couple of friends for Mother’s Day.  My plan was to use my extra large muffin tin for large muffin/small cake sized coffee cakes.  I was going to wrap them in a bag with a note and bless a few people with a sweet treat.

I whipped out my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook and went to work…. and this was my result: Sunken Muffins.  Tasty? Yes.  Presentable? No.

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To all those “almost perfect” Mother’s who may be reading this….

Happy Mother’s Day!

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