Me- (one day prior to birthday celebration) “Good morning sweetie pie, it’s almost your birthday, what kind of cake do you want me to make you?”
The Associate- (eyes still unfocused) “Can’t you just buy a cake like a normal person?”
Me- ( taken aback) “No, your mother isn’t normal, and she never will be.”
The Associate- (resigned) “Fine, chocolate cupcakes.”
I think that it is important to mention that I am making her a duvet cover per her request. It is apparently perfectly normal to sew a duvet cover instead of buying one, however it isn’t normal to bake a cake. This was fairly easy because Serge is my friend. and I already had sheet size Bloomcraft fabric from the eighties. A quick measure pin and sew.
Unfortunately Serge wasn’t feeling very well and in my rush I neglected to oil him properly. He is now in hospital at the Husqvarna shop. I did not finish it time for her actual birthday. We had a fun friend party in which 10 little girls wore berets and painted with watercolors and frosting.
Each little girl made her own wish, and she got 8 new fish!