Tuesday, the girls and I met some other mama friends for a special story time at our local cupcake bar.
As the weather has gotten cooler, we've tried to find fun activities to do indoors, and this event was something we've been looking forward to for quite some time!
The book they were reading was Purplelicious. I should have previewed this book ahead of time. It was terrible! The main character of the book got bullied the entire way through the book. Her "friends" said mean and nasty things to her.
For goodness sakes! Children figure out how to bully on their own. Do we need to show them how to do it, and introduce them to ugly language like that--in a children's book no less?!
I digress. Let's just say I could only find three positive things to say about this book:
- There is a school bus in the book.
- There was a pink sheep in the book. Hadley spotted it right away during the reading, pointed and said "Baaaaa," in a very loud voice. We do love our farm animals around here!
- We learned that pink + blue = purple.
Now, I'll say this: I knew that having story time at a cupcake bar would probably mean a sweet treat.
I was prepared for a small sliver of cupcake. (And I know I'm not crazy for thinking this, because my friend brought along an egg-free cookie, so that her son, who has an egg allergy, wouldn't feel left out). In fact, I was sorta hoping against hope that just maybe the "small sliver of cupcake" would be the pineapple upside down cupcake, so at least there would be some fruit involved.
So, you can imagine the look of horror that came over my face when they walked out with this:
Yes, that's right. Cups of purple buttercream frosting. With sprinkles.
Just. Frosting. (with sprinkles)
No cupcake. Oh, and a spoon, so that our toddlers could get every last bit of frosting. With sprinkles.
I didn't really know what to do. So, I gave each of the girls a taste. Then I tasted it. HOLY SUGAR!
I wasn't sure if my turning stomach was guilt that I'd just given the girls pure sugar, or if it was the jolt of consuming something so atrociously sweet before noon.
Still not sure.
As we left the cupcake bar--dazed and shell-shocked by the events that had just transpired, my friend says:
What just happened in there? I gave my son spoon fulls of frosting. At 10AM.I don't know about her, but I'm totally expecting my Mother of the Year Award to arrive any day now.
Now that I've had a few days to reflect there are a few things I'm certain about:
- The organizer of this event (God, love her or him) does not have children.
- Purple buttercream frosting + sprinkles = terrible naps.
- Next time I'm bringing grapes.