Her Bad Mother

Friday, November 16, 2007

Birthday Cake: A Zen Koan, By Wonderbaby


What is a birthday cake, when garnished with maraschino and laced with fruit? Dissatisfaction with frosting.

(Var.: If you have fruit-laced birthday cake, Wonderbaby will give you some; if you have no fruit-laced birthday cake, she will take it away from you.)

35 Comments:

Anonymous Linda said...

Sweet series!

11:43 PM  
Blogger flutter said...

she's so cute, she just looks so consternated

11:48 PM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Mmm, mmm, good.

Around here, pastries are welcomed with a shrieking "cakie, cakie, cake!"

11:50 PM  
Blogger nomotherearth said...

Love the one where she's leaning back on the chair..

The Boy has asked for cake for Christmas - nothing else.

5:57 AM  
Blogger Jezer said...

Gosh, she's pretty.

6:17 AM  
Blogger something blue said...

That furrow slays me.

7:07 AM  
Blogger motherbumper said...

dude... sneakin' fruit in the bday cake? Even if it does taste like heaven I can hear the "Oh mommy, it must be lard-laden frosting or else!".

If you could hear Bumper right now, she is going crazy looking at these pics.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Fruit in cake? How could you? LOL.

KayTar makes those same faces in dealing with cake...plus the obligatory gagging face. LOL. But that is more sensory disgust than fruit-induced disgust.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

At first I thought flutter said, "Constipated" which I felt was inaccurate.

Consternated. Yes. That makes more sense.

Love the pictures.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Dear Wonderbaby,
I am so sorry about all that fruit on your yummy icing. How discouraging for you. I hope you recover soon.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Avalon said...

That last picture........so in preparation for being a teenaged girl!

10:48 AM  
Blogger Laural Dawn said...

Too funny!
We're all about birthday cakes in our house. When Matt turned 3 I let him have cake for breakfast. Just a cheapo chocolate one.
He didn't care about his gifts - that was the coolest thing ever.
(we will do it again next year, but my husband and I will not eat it. We were nauseous)

11:10 AM  
Blogger Sadiq Alam said...

hahaa. interesting Zen Koan indeed. Happy Birthday to wonderboy, who and i have the same day of birthday.

i wish him all the best and may his life be filled with inner joy and peace.

12:03 PM  
Blogger B said...

Wonderbaby is adorable!

I have never commented hereā€¦ but I would like to email you a post for the basement and none of the email links seem to work. Could you leave the info @ my blog?

Thanks!

12:21 PM  
Blogger b*babbler said...

I love that second-to-last photo.

The look of incredible dissatisfaction and discontent with the general state of the cake is priceless.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Mac and Cheese said...

I'm with Wonderbaby. Cake should just be cake.

1:09 PM  
Blogger mothergoosemouse said...

Man, I'm hungry.

(And she's darling. Happy birthday, beautiful little girl.)

1:27 PM  
Blogger Major Bedhead said...

The second to last shot looks as though she's shoved it away in disgust and is coming to the realization that someone has played a cruel, fruit-laden joke on her.

Happy birthday, WonderBaby, from another girl who had the great good sense to be born on the 14th of November. You, me, Frederick Banting and Monet. Not shabby company (and we'll just ignore Prince Charles, ok?)

1:47 PM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

So sorry I missed her birthday, C. Happy Belated to Wonderbaby!

2:11 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

I love the little toddler fingers in the first picture - delight! And then the frown at the end - hunh.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous dana said...

I love her precious face. Looks like the cake was good at first. The last picture is so cute.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Motherhood Uncensored said...

Not sure who looks yummier -- your 2 year old (ACK!) or that cake.

4:27 PM  
Blogger painted maypole said...

picky, picky

5:20 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

I am EXACTLY the same way. :)

9:39 PM  
Blogger Queeny said...

I am sooooo jealous!

11:35 AM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

It's not like it was really even super-fruity - it was just laced with cherries. Black Forest Cake. Which I wouldn't touch as a kid either, but still. Ungrateful.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous mrs. mustard said...

If there are any leftovers from that cake, you could send them my way. I'd gladly take them off your hands!

2:11 PM  
Blogger AliBlahBlah said...

Oh wow, I'll just need to look at that series of photos if I ever fancy a slice of cake again, the initial euphoria, then the slump!

Brilliant pictures. Have enjoyed finding and reading your blog!

5:39 PM  
Blogger Mary Joan Koch said...

Thank you for sharing such adorable pictures. I love her incredible range of expressions.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Haley-O said...

Soo adorable!

9:01 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Kvelling!

Also, drooling a little.

9:36 PM  
Blogger iheartchocolate said...

SO totally adorable! I love the series too!!!

10:00 PM  
Blogger Aliki2006 said...

Fruit in a birthday cake! Yikes!

10:51 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

oh that look! that lovely frosting covered face!

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to you happy birthday you're 2!she is so precious HBM.what a darling little girl...LAVANDULA

10:30 AM  

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