Around 10am this morning, I got a phone call from my son who was at school. The conversation went as follows.
Harris:Mom (in sad pathetic voice)
Mom:thinking in her head "oh no" he is calling me to tell me he is sick and wants to be picked up.
Harris: Are you bringing cupcakes at lunch for my birthday?
Mom: Well, I wasn't planning on it. I don't have a car today.
Harris: Can't you call nana and ask her to come home so that you can bring some?
Mom: Well, Harris nana is at work. I don't think she will be home on time, and on top of that I don't have any cupcakes.
Harris: Oh (even more sad in his expression followed by a pause) Well, then can you bring some on Monday?
Mom: Yes, I can do that.
Harris: OK , then bye!
He hung up the phone and I felt so terrible. Every year since kindergarten I have brought cupcakes to school to celebrate his birthday. Even worse is that he isn't getting a big birthday party this year since he had a big party last year. I called my mom to see what time she was getting home and she said shortly before noon. I had planned on running to the store real quick to pick up the cupcakes since I didn't have the ingredients. Then I remembered that I had seen a recipe on another blog for a cookie cake. I thought that would be perfect since I did have all the ingredients for that. Today a mom was redeemed because another blogger had shared her recipe. My son was happy.