Indulging a whim

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Maia was a sad, sick puppy this past weekend. She had a stomach bug and didn't eat a thing except a measly half piece of toast on Sunday. There was nothing wrong with her imagination, however. She asked if we could make a cake when she was better. A "banana bread cake with icing and sprinkles and candles so we can sing happy birthday!"


So, yes, we made banana bread, baked in a cake pan, and slathered it with cream cheese frosting. Maia added the sprinkles and the toothpick candles (we were out of real ones). And we sang happy birthday to everyone in the world.


So if it was your birthday yesterday, you were celebrated in our house. And if it wasn't, well, you were celebrated too. We ate cake on your behalf.

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  1. Elizabeth says

    I’ve never commented before, but read your blog regularly. What a nice surprise! It was indeed my birthday yesterday!

  2. says

    Oh my goodness this is SO sweet! I agree…I’m glad she is feeling better.
    I bet the birthday wishes were felt far and wide and mmmm….I bet that cake was yummy!

  3. Kirsty says

    What a wonderful way to recover from illness at least 2 beautiful new babies made their way into the world all the way across the ocean in Perth, Australia and you and Maya were the first to sing them happy birthday.

  4. says

    What a nice way to make everybody feel better. Such fun!
    Sometimes, I tell servers at restaurants that it’s somebody’s birthday at our table (whether it is, or not) just to have a dessert with candles brought out. And, if it’s a restaurant that’s known to make a big deal over birthdays, like the whole wait staff singing and saying ‘cha cha cha’ — even better.
    Smiles are good medicine.