Tuesday, February 10, 2009

FYI


For those of you who have not had a two year old in the house for a while, or have never experienced the great curiosity of a two year old... let me give you a little tip.

NEVER EVER leave a perfectly beautified and heavily frosted heart shaped cake on the counter while a two year old is in the house. Don't do it. You may think that the kitchen counter would be the perfect place to sit an unsuspecting cake, but i warn you now... it is NOT!

Find somewhere else to stash your prized dessert. You know, like the top of the refrigerator (Doesn't matter if there's cupboards up there. Trust me, it'll be an easier fate than what a two year old will do to the cake.) Or possibly some sort of old ice chest that locks and can be stored up on that third shelf in the garage. Somewhere, anywhere other than where the two year old has followed you and seen where you're putting the cake... or alas, that too will be found and you will have to start all over creating another beautified masterpiece.

Your best possible course of action is to, of course, distract the said two year old from watching where you place the cake. This may involve a bit of improv, and cleverness on your part and require nothing short of a Teletubbies DVD, a whole slew of hollering children stampeding round and round as if in a makeshift marching band, duct tape, a high chair and a bouncing ball. If you do not have those items... well, then good luck and may the force be with you.

(Picture is for reenactment purposes only. No two year olds were threatened by death, tormented, duct taped, or received damage to their ear canals during the making of this blog. However, the funeral is at nine for the cake. *sigh* such a pretty, good little cake too.)

23 comments:

  1. Hmmm - when young, my small son once took a fistfull from the side of one tier of a rich fruit wedding cake sitting in my hall, supposedly beyond reach. Luckily, I had some trimmings from another tier that was too deep for correct aesthetic appeal, so I managed to 'plaster'the gap. It was a tasty cake, in his defence...

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  2. I love it! You make any situation so histarical!! Thanks for the laugh!

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  3. Jinksy--LOL! I can just imagine this! Gotta love those little guys and their darn hands!

    Regina--Hehehe! Thanks! Glad you think I'm funny! LOL!

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  4. Having been around my sister's 2yo grandsons lately, I feel your pain. Wish I had some of that energy!

    Bad mum that I am, I'd have scooped the cake into dishes, added a scoop of icecream and some sprinkles and pretended that was the intended dessert. Heeehaww! :)

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  5. HAHAHA love it. So funny. Two year olds don't get enough credit I think. They're pretty cunning creatures.

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  6. I love that picture! She looks so mischevious.

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  7. Angie--had there been ANY left, we would've soo done something to salvage it. Unfortunately, there wasn't much of anything expect one very happy little girl. We do however think the dog was conspiring with her. We can't really believe she ate it all. But I guess stranger things have happened. LOL!

    Julie--Darn kids! They're always smarter than you think they are. And I should know better! Still they find a way to surprise me! LOL!

    Melissa--LOL! The picture works perfectly! It was of her birthday a couple of weeks ago.. but I think we actually caught when she realized just how awesome a cake of her very own good be. Hence the demolishing reenactment last night! hahah!

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  8. I think I might have a pic of my three year old doing JUST that last year :)

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  9. I spent hours on a spongebob cake this year only to have my four-yr-old stick his fingers into the hardest parts to fix!

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  10. Sigh. Two-year olds. This post pains me because all the deviant acts my two year old has done in the last few weeks came pouring into my mind all at once. Poor, poor cake.

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  11. Jamie--hahah! I love it! You have to post it!

    Candi--Oh no! Spongebob even? Grr...

    Kasie--NO, NO, NO! This is supposed to make you laugh woman. Now laugh. Two year olds are funny. besides it's either laugh or cry!
    LOL

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  12. LOL yeah... I have several adequate hiding places for such things. I also know, for example, that the space above my fridge and under my cupboards is big enough for brownies, but not for cakes... and cupcakes - well that's just asking for a mess. ;)

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  13. Jenn--Ack! Don't get me started on cupcakes! LOL! Why i think I must make them all the time, and why i think they'd be a great idea... I'll never know... they take up tons more time than your average cake (In preparing) and they make twice as much mess! LOL!

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  14. Yes! Two year olds are crafty, ingenious little souls with greater reach than we can ever imagine.

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  15. Lois--LOL! It's the reach that kills me! grr

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  16. “Whisker-doodle!” as my mum used to say. Nip this one in the bud right now! Every time she eats an unauthorized treat, you toss one of her toys into your mouth. Don't swallow it (there’s nothing for her to learn from you choking to death) and don't say anything-just stare at her intently throughout this powerful life lesson. Do this in front of her and she will connect the dots and start removing soggy cake from her mouth, at which time you can remove her saliva covered toys from your mouth and give back to her. Yummy. If you have any problems just give me a jingle- my flat is 4 houses up the block. Cheerio!

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  17. You are so funny. Thanks for the tips. I am going to make Hannah's cake today, maybe I'll use the duct tape.

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  18. Nanny Jo--Ooh! OOH! I'm sooo excited! I had no idea you lived so close by? Honestly! How much do you charge? (Weekly rates please?) And do you perfer them to come to you, or you them? I'll leave my number on your site. Just please, don't mind the heckles.. they are american... I've tried everything I can to stop that, but alas Americans are just rude sometimes! LOL!

    Kari--DUCT TAPE!! DUCT TAPE!!! LOL! I'll make sure we've got an extra large roll when you come next month! LOL!

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