Some of you may already know that I can be a little bit of a stressed out obsessed person when it comes to figuring out what cake I am going to do for the kids birthdays (and friend's kids birthdays). Now that Evan is older he can tell me what he wants and if you remember I started convincing asking Evan what kind of cake he wanted 2 MONTHS before his birthday! Because as you recall, he originally insisted on a Puma cake. But after talking it over *cough cough* he decided he wanted a drum cake. He already is telling me ALL kinds of things that he wants next year for his birthday cake. Lord have mercy! What have I created! Well starting last month, I began a list in my mind of birthday themes for Carter. And kinda started thinking of ideas for cakes. I think I have the list down to three:
- He LOVES fire trucks!
- LOVES pick-up trucks - maybe because Grandpa has one??
- LOVES Hot Wheels
Do you see a theme there? HA!
But today, Tricia tweeted:
So I started thinking about which post I wanted to link up to. Then it happened, looking through all the posts and pics, I started to have a small panic attack. I know, right about now you are thinking I am a little bit crazy! I AM CRAZY!!
So I linked up Miss Jolie's Cake since it was the most recent cake I have done. Then for about an hour, started really worrying about Carter's Birthday - HELLO it is a month away!! To some, that is plenty of time. To others, like myself, that is not enough time. Because my lack of creativity, it takes about that much time to think up something to do!
And I really do know, IT'S NOT ABOUT THE CAKE!! I know that:
- Carter doesn't know the difference between a cake that takes 10 hours to make versus a cake that takes 15 minutes (or even store bought)!
- Carter does not associate my love for him based on the cake he gets.
- Carter won't even remember this birthday - geeze!
But, because I am slightly perfectionistic AND pessimistic. My fear is that one day the boys will look back at birthday pictures and if BOTH of them don't have comparable cakes, then heaven forbid, Carter will feel that I love Evan more. It's silly, I know! Because really, what I should do is STOP making cakes now so that the expectation will NO LONGER be there!!
So for the next 4 weeks, I will be dreaming about fire trucks, pick-up trucks and Hot Wheels! HELP!