Monday, June 24, 2013
I can't believe seven years has gone by after making the announcement here on this blog that my first daughter was now kicking and screaming in this world. It seemed like I had been blogging forever before that announcement and now seven more years have passed.
My wife the cake baker extraordinaire made the above cake for my daughter's seventh birthday earlier this month. It required my daughter giving up one of her barbies to temporarily be stuck in a cake but after the reviews from ten of her peers who showed up to eat it, it was well worth it.
Ten kids showed up for three hours and made me feel like a train wreck of a parent. I'm glad I only have two which I can decently manage. With eleven kids running around, you have to just rely on fate to keep them safe because I certainly couldn't. I put a stop to the sword playing with metal skewers that two of them found god knows where outside but I failed to save the one kid who slid off the railing of our deck and fell over eight feet to the ground. Fortunately kids, especially young boys at that age are practically indestructible and he was back up and running around in a couple minutes. He did not attempt another run down the railing though.
All children survived and my daughter ended up receiving several more barbies for her collection. I took some aspirin and hid out downstairs for the rest of the day trying to regain my sanity. Having a large birthday party for your daughter is probably the best form of birth control on the market today!