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Back in the 70's and early 80's when my kids were little we did not have much money for any extravagant purchases at our house. I was a stay at home mom and money was tight. For each of my children's
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Leaving an Impression

posted at 3/29/2010 5:11 AM EDT
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Back in the 70's and early 80's when my kids were little we did not have much money for any extravagant purchases at our house. I was a stay at home mom and money was tight. For each of my children's birthdays I would do a homemade cake and try my best to decorate it in whatever theme they were into at the time. I was always a little sad that I could not get store bought cakes for their parties, and hoped they were not embarrassed by my efforts. Not too long ago my daughter and sons and their families were sitting around talking about my grandsons party and how cute the store bought cake turned out. My daughter spoke up and said "Do y'all remember those great cakes mom use to make for us and our parties?" The boys started talking about which were their favorites and I was so surprised. All those years when I was pining for a store decorated cake for my kids they were loving the fact that I made their cakes and decorated them in their favorite characters. It is amazing what a lot of love and a little baking can create....warm memories.

Leaving an Impression

posted at 3/29/2010 7:40 AM EDT
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What a precious and warm memory.

Re: Leaving an Impression

posted at 4/9/2011 8:06 AM EDT
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Our childrem do remember the things we Moms try to do to make to make their lives special.

Re: Leaving an Impression

posted at 4/9/2011 10:32 AM EDT
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Loved this, thanks for sharing. I think you made them feel special and that is what we all want as children.

Re: Leaving an Impression

posted at 4/9/2011 12:41 PM EDT
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Sometimes we doubt ourselves, when all our children want and need is our time and love.
Great insight!

Re: Leaving an Impression

posted at 4/9/2011 4:44 PM EDT
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My sons (now 29 and 26) talk often about the homemade pastries, pies, cakes, etc. that I made while they were growing up. I also made fruit roll ups from the plums and apricots from our neighbors trees. NOW they tell me they used to take them to school and sell them to their friends, they were so popular. LOL

Re: Leaving an Impression

posted at 4/9/2011 4:59 PM EDT
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What a great memory!  Sometimes our kids surprise us with what they remember.  Anything baked with love is great!

Re: Leaving an Impression

posted at 4/12/2011 5:46 AM EDT
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Doing something special with your hands such as baking is hard to forget.

Re: Leaving an Impression

posted at 4/12/2011 6:51 AM EDT
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It is a good thing that we do...Our children do remember the times we made our best efforts to give them the example of our love. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Leaving an Impression

posted at 4/12/2011 7:51 AM EDT
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Kids always appreciate what Moms do.  They may not tell you, but they notice and remember.

Re: Leaving an Impression

posted at 4/12/2011 8:48 AM EDT
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Thanks for sharing good story

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posted at 4/12/2011 9:26 AM EDT
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Gtreat memory.  We all want to have our children to have lasting good impressions.

Re: Leaving an Impression

posted at 4/12/2011 9:59 AM EDT
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thank you for sharing this story.

Re: Leaving an Impression

posted at 4/12/2011 4:05 PM EDT
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Back in the 70's and early 80's when my kids were little we did not have much money for any extravagant purchases at our house. I was a stay at home mom and money was tight. For each of my children's birthdays I would do a homemade cake and try my best to decorate it in whatever theme they were into at the time. I was always a little sad that I could not get store bought cakes for their parties, and hoped they were not embarrassed by my efforts. Not too long ago my daughter and sons and their families were sitting around talking about my grandsons party and how cute the store bought cake turned out. My daughter spoke up and said "Do y'all remember those great cakes mom use to make for us and our parties?" The boys started talking about which were their favorites and I was so surprised. All those years when I was pining for a store decorated cake for my kids they were loving the fact that I made their cakes and decorated them in their favorite characters. It is amazing what a lot of love and a little baking can create....warm memories.
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Hi Sandy,the things our kids remember are the things we do just for them.My son's are 28 and 21 they both love my tortes better than any store bought cake and still request them.I have always shared goodies with my neighbors,to my surprise the boy across the street told me he has always loved my cinnamon rolls.It goes to show you that even the kids notice and love the home made goodies.Even though our budgets were tight just our being there for our kids means more than money can buy.Good for you Sandy and even better for your kids.

Re: Leaving an Impression

posted at 4/12/2011 4:40 PM EDT
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I also did that with my boys, I would decorate the cakes with cowboys and indians, footballs and baseballs, and for my Easter boy all kinds of easter eggs and jelly beans. They are in their fortys and still talk about them when we have family togethers. So yes they remember what we did for them no matter how small it seemed to us.

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posted at 4/12/2011 7:34 PM EDT
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Such fortunate kids!   And I bet they now know/understand how to treat their own children.  God is good.

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