In Response to Leaving an Impression:
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.
Posted by Sandy P
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.