This year, I'm totally sucking in my Mustang Mom duties. Every year for Grandparent's Day, we're suppose to call two moms in our class and ask them to send a dessert to school that day. I normally take something myself every year, but this year, I've been slacking and so I haven't made any phone calls yet NOR have I thought about what I would take. That is, until ANOTHER MM texted me last week and asked if I would bring a cake. Now, that's sad. But she's a friend of mine and so I said yes. Which got me to thinking about what type of cake I wanted to take. I got on Pinterest to try to find something different - some days you just want to be different - and this stupid coconut cake kept popping up. And since it's Grandparent's Day and grandparents like coconut cake, well, that's what I decided to make.
Or so I thought.
Yea, it finally hit me late Thursday night as I was laying in bed listening to the winds howl and the storm roll through that there was no way under Heaven that I was going to be able to make it to school in morning traffic with a three layered coconut cake. I mean, you'd have to be Wonder Woman, right? So I started pinteresting (slang for googling on Pinterest) for 9 x 13 cakes because, ya know, SURELY I could make it to school with a pan! And then I pinterested (slang for googled on Pinterest) poke cakes and I even looked for stupid COCONUT poke cakes, but all those required some type of frosting that had Cool Whip and I was worried that if I made something that had to be refrigerated, it would be forgotten.
And Lord knows that if I go to all the trouble of fixing a cake it BETTER NOT be forgotten!!
So finally, I just called it a night. Alise & I went to the grocery store the next day and I let her pick out a boxed cake mix. Of course, we had an argument right there in the middle of the baking goods aisle. But it's what I do when I'd rather spend the weekend decorating for Fall and not baking a cake that I won't even get a bite of!
Do I sound bitter? Because I don't mean to be.
Sometimes ya gotta just roll with a boxed cake mix. Know what I'm saying?