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http://arlingtonhousewife.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/cut-mm-cake.jpgChats with Miles

For Miles’ 4th Birthday last year, he said he wanted an M&M cake.  Well, since I have not given into the craze of Pinterest, mostly because I KNOW I would get ADDICTED to it,  I decided that it would probably be a lot less stressful for me and a lot more fun for Miles and his daddy to make it themselves . . . together.

Here is what they came up with, it wasn’t exactly the Pinterest cake above, but  I was pretty impressed with what a little can-do attitude and self-motivation can do, I mean they did their best, and that’s all I asked for:

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Oh, it was beautiful!!  What??  You don’t believe me?  I’m serious.  My husband is pretty crafty, and He and Miles made the cake, that I had imagined and also added these lovely adornments to the table to add to the picturesque quality I was really going for!

Ok, and just so you know, I CAN see that smug little look on your face, AND  hear your smirking!!  What?!  Do you think I would lie about something like this?  Something so unimportant as a birthday cake design?  Really??  I mean, how immature can ya get?

Wait . . . W H A T  did you just say??  Did you just have the audacity to remind me of my New Years resolution to “Keep it Real” this year?

W O W.  Just wow.  Haters, gonna hate!!

A N Y W A Y S . . .

I guess, I will still let you in on the chat they had, even in spite of your Smug, Hateful, and Jealous thoughts about how our cake came out.  Sheesh!

So, before the party, there were some leftover M&M’s they put in a container (and No, that is not a tell-tale sign, you CAN have leftovers, even when building furniture . . . stop it!).  Now, Justin had told Miles not to play with the container, but alas the boy did not listen, and he spilled them all over the floor 😦

Justin was obviously upset, and scolded him as was right, and here was what followed:

Miles:  I’m sorry for making the mess daddy!!

Justin:  I’m not upset about the mess Miles, but that you didn’t listen.  (such a good daddy)

Miles:  I’m sorry for dat too . . .

Miles:  . . . and I’m also sorry for burping . . .

Miles:  . . . AND farting too!

Lol…Now, you’re probably wondering what my husband said to get him to appologize for ALL that, am I right?? 🙂 I’m actually wondering too now … whatever it was, I think we can all agree that is was effective! Okay.  Ooookaaayyy. Fine.  So, that wasn’t actually the cake they made.  Thanks for the guilt trip!

Here is the cake they really made:

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Now, some might consider this a Pinterest – Fail, and if I’m being honest, it wasn’t exactly what I had in mind, or what I wanted to serve to guests last year at his party.

B U T, it was DELICIOUS, for realz!  AND, they had a great time making it, and it was THEIRS!  In retrospect, I’m so glad I didn’t micromanage this one!

So, now that I shared the truth with you, tell me, have you designed any Pinterest-Fail worthy Projects?

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  1. Beautiful cake! I love the fact that you let them do it, it brought them together and he can always say he did his cake. Justin is so cute!
    I love pinterest, love it with a passion, but I have not had a pinterest fail yet. I have cure my dog, fix the closet, cleaned the restrooms and the carpet. It also helped me with a cold, drank a tea, and I was cured in two days just like the pin said ;). Whenever I need anything I just go and get the response, I do not pin anymore, there are things I will never do or have. My next project, paint with balloons saw there, want to do it with my nephews.

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    • Hey Doris! It’s good to hear from you! Yes, making memories is so important, and I’m glad they will always have that one!

      As far as Pinterest goes, I know I would LOVE it too, and I’m sure I will sign up one day, but for now I’m psyching myself out for being able to stay away (I have self control issues, lol). I normally Google for home remedies, etc. But I’m sure it is a lot easier to find on Pinterest.

      I can’t wait to see your next project! For some reason, your posts haven’t been showing up in my Reader 😦 I guess I need to check my settings. Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

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  2. tobevami@yahoo.com

    Girl, you need to make a living doing this! You are so good at it! Enjoyed your company last night & Justin’s veggie stir fry.

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  3. Thanks for the smile. (Okay, I kind of laughed, too.) But I was getting pretty worked up thinking that your husband made THAT cake with a little boy in tow! “My husband could/would never do that!” Wow! Then–yep, okay. There we go now! That’s my house. As long as it tastes good! I love it. I found “being real” a bit harder in the South–everything there is so aesthetic and social. (Everything has a monogram and every girl has a bow!) We lived in a small Southern town. I learned a lot, and it was fun. But I had to work harder to “let go” and “not care.”

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    • Hahaha! Sorry for working you up, lol! Hmmm, so I have only ever lived in the South… I never realized the “perfect” lifestyle was regional…so, are you saying I may fit in better in the North?? Haha 🙂 Too bad I can’t handle the cold!

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      • I would definitely say between where we lived in South Carolina and where we live now in South Dakota, it is a world of difference. But Indiana and Kentucky seemed more like a mix in the cities (Ft. Wayne and Lexington). But in the rural regions it was more like SD, but not quite. I like South Dakotans because they are so honest and real. They don’t give a hoot about what you wear, what you live in, etc. Don’t be late and do your work. But they don’t talk as much as I do. 🙂 Hope you enjoyed the snow/sleet you got!

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        • Haha… that’s interesting!! I was thinking geez, I think I could really fit in, in a place like that! I was really tracking with you until you said, “Be on time” …. that’s where ya lost me…lol! The sleet was great for the kids, but I could have done without it! I’m a Southern girl at heart! You reminded me of something I saw once, it’s ab North Dakota and starts around minute 3:38 in the YouTube video below. The whole thing is funny, but I’m wondering if you can relate to anything in his bit…enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2WWzke8aqU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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          • Yes! I laughed when he talked about how the guy said, “…barely freezing…” They are so stoic! They amaze me! I RUN into every store from the car–despite the ice–leaving my kids far behind me to get in at their own risk! Ha! Ha!

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            • Haha…yep, I love how he talked ab getting pulled over!

              I can definitely relate to running into stores…shoot, I RUN into the store leaving kids behind when it gets to ab 40 degrees (that is super cold to me)…lol. No, this girl is not meant for cold…lol!

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  4. This was toooo funny! I laughed my way all the way through it – thanks, I needed that! 🙂

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  5. I think that every Pinterest-fail is a sign of a child-rearing win. I don’t want my kids (or myself) to think that daily life needs to be polished and perfect AND match someone else’s idea of great, just to be wonderful. My kids love the sloppy ice cream cake we made of ice cream sandwiches, hot fudge from a jar, and cool whip even more than the fancy one from Maggie Moos. And mostly because they helped make it, and decorate it, and no one ever told them that it wasn’t good enough. I don’t want to set myself, or them, up to feel that someone else’s polished perfection is a measure of their worth. Childhood (and life!) is for messy, real, laugh-out-loud enjoyment. And maybe a little learning on the way. You surely accomplished that with this cake adventure. Good work!

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    • Thanks, and so true! You’re right, I think parents (many new parents) get this idea that everything has to look perfect and their kids should act perfect, so that it is not a poor reflection of their parenting. But, now (that I’m on my third), I see that as nothing further from the truth. To experience life, one must be willing to get their and even their children’s hands dirty and have enough sense about them to not rush after the child with antibacterial hand gel (immunity building, hello?) … yes, that’s when the adventure begins! 🙂 It has taken me a while to learn this, and to see the beauty in the messiness of life, but the more I let go, the more fun life becomes!

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