It has been a while, three weeks I believe, life has been crazy. My sisters are fussing at me for not blogging for so long. So here it is I started this one on the 17th of May and life has calmed enough for me to finish it right now.
If I havent been sick I have been chasing crazy teenage girls around, and if I havent been doing that I have been sick AND chasing crazy teenage girls around.
What is it that happens to an otherwise perfectly good girl when she turns 15? I suppose it isn’t just the 15 year olds I guess it depends on the make-up of each girl, they can tend to vary. Where does their good sense go? where is their desire to please mom?
I was in a clothing store the other day. Behind me were three women. One about my age and one a bit younger maybe in her 40′s and a young mother toting a little 4-year-old boy, who was very done with being in a clothing store shopping with mom.
The 40 something mom commented on how well the little boy was behaving. She went on to say that she had more troubles with her little girl than any of her boys. They young mother commented back about how she understood that statement as she has an eight year old little girl who gives her fits already, that famous eye roll. The 40 something mom replied, “Oh, yes! I have a thirteen year old daughter who has attitude as big as can be.”
The older woman behind me entered the conversation stating the same ideas about her daughter at those ages and how she struggled when her daughter was 16 years old.
Listening to these very dear and loving moms, I had great compassion on them. I turned to them and commented that I to understood the issue of raising teenage girls, they can be trying at best at times. Then I announced, I WIN! I have raised 10 daughters, I am on my last three and they are all 16!!! I WIN!
Everyone laughed, and said I should be in the funny farm by now, and I suppose counted themselves lucky!
Today things are a little more calm and I am glad. I have gotten to decorate this fun little cake for my two granddaughters that have turned four. They are a week apart and we had a little celebration for both of them at my daughters home. I chose this particular design because the girls are so into princesses. And my oldest four year old likes to look at grandma’s cake books and she gravitates to the wedding cakes, so I combined the two ideas into this cake.
I used the Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix and a regular butter cream icing. Since I was a bit short on time and didnt want to make alot of different colors I also decided to use the spray food coloring to add color and design, then i just used basic white for the trim and finished off with pink roses and silver crown on the top. I found the dangly jewels at the craft store they are from the Duff Goldman Collection.
The girls loved the cake and I was Queen of the Grandmas for a little while.
The tricky part was that i delivered the cake to my daughters home early in the morning and by party time there were two small finger size dents in the side of the cake. But Olivia did show some restraint, because in years past she has actually climbed up on the table where grandma had a cake waiting and actually took bites, lol!
So here I am at 51 juggling the crazy rebellious teen girls that seem to struggle with making sense of the world and little four year old princesses, quite the difference. I just have to keep reminding myself once my teens were little princesses and I love them the same now as I did when they were Little Princesses.