You know whats awesome? Letting kids take over full creative control. Takes a huge load off my shoulders. And makes them happy. For example, this year my son had very specific instructions for his cake:
All blue, except
The top, which needed to be white. Like ice.
Small hole in the top where penguins will be standing around, Swedish fish will be in the hole.
Fondant dolphins and sea gummies on the side, so that the cake looks like an ocean.
I think I have finally learned to let them be creative, and me be grunt labor. Although honestly they prefer to be grunt labor as well, and really only have me there as standby. I am also learning to take them very literally, and to not insert my own ideas into the process.
Built by kids, too. And look at my daughter, getting ready to cough on it. Awesome. (As a side note, look, she is in prison jammies. Zipper in the back. Her efforts to change her own diaper 3 times lately in the morning has cost us over $300 dollars.)
2 months ago