My mom just had her sixty-fifth birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, my kids and I had a little party for her. It began with a trip to a restaurant, where, after the dinner, the entire crew of waiters came out with a hot fudge cake, belting out something that sounded like the Happy Birthday song.
Mom decided to take the cake back to the condo where we were staying, and share it with us. Little did she know, I had another cake there for her. I pulled out the German chocolate cake. "Surprise!"
She clapped her hands together in glee. "More cake!"
So, the lady divided the hot fudge cake, cut a piece of German chocolate cake, and topped it all off with ice cream.
I looked at her plate. And then I looked at her. "Mom, don't you think that's a little too much sugar?"
She shook her head. "Nah!"
Then my boy grabbed the sugar jar. He poured at least an eighth of a cup of sugar into his cup of peppermint tea.
I looked at my kid in disbelief.
My mom laughed. "Now that's a little too much sugar!"
You can never have too much of a good thing, just ask Cookie Monster.ReplyDelete
Haha! Right. And Cookie Monster knows all about what's good!Delete
In the South, that's not enough. It has to be equal parts tea and sugar.ReplyDelete
Now I have Def Leppard's song in my head...
Thanks. Now I have the Def Leppard song in my head. ;0)Delete
It's all relative to what you're eating or drinking. . .yeah, sweet tea in the south is sometimes SWEET tea. But unsweetened is gross, IMO. I still make my own iced tea in Canada. I like lemon in mine. Some habits stay with us no matter where we go.ReplyDelete
Happy belated to your mom, that's a milestone birthday, so two slices of cake sounds okay - you didn't say how thick the cake slices were, though.
The German Chocolate slice was really thick. But you're right - she can celebrate with lots of sugar on her 65th birthday if she wants!Delete
kids should never be trusted with sugar jars....ReplyDelete
Sugar doesn't last long in sugar jars if kids get a hold of them!Delete
He must have been bouncing off the wallsReplyDelete
He's always bouncing off the walls! ;0)Delete
No wonder Bubba's so darned sweet.ReplyDelete
I guess that's the trick - lots of sugar!Delete
Happy Birthday to the mama's mama. When I go to my favorite tea room, you wouldn't believe how many sugar cubes I put in my chocolate tea. I'm shameless.ReplyDelete
When I was in Germany, they had very strong coffee. I had to put 4 cubes of sugar in each cup, and I had at least three cups in the morning. The conductor couldn't believe the way I was bouncing off the walls at 9:30 in the morning!Delete
*Janie hangs head in shame* I use more than four sugar cubes. I use eight or ten in each cup.Delete
Ooo lovely cake!ReplyDelete
happy belated b'day to your mum.. oh yes.. dues paid, time to eat cake!
She deserves a little indulgence!Delete
Your son is right! And so is your mom. There is a such thing as too much sugar, but only when it tastes bad!ReplyDelete
And makes you sick!Delete
Too much cake? Never! I love cake. But I can't drink beverages that are too sweet though. Your son has me beat on that one.ReplyDelete
No such thing as too much cake!Delete
So ... no picture of the cake, eh?ReplyDelete
Hangs head low ...
Not here. You need to find me on FB and friend me. There are pictures there.Delete
*LOL* You can never have too much cake!ReplyDelete
You are absolutely right!Delete
As long as it tastes good. Have at itReplyDelete
Haha! As long as your tummy isn't sick afterwards!Delete
I almost had to sing happy birthday to a table today, but I warned them that nobody wants to hear that and they laughed. I wasn't joking. I hope your mom had a good birthday!ReplyDelete
Ha! I give credit to all the waiters who embarrass themselves singing Happy Birthday to customers!Delete
Happy Birthday to your Mom! Sounds like you had fun, even with the extra sugar!ReplyDelete
We always have fun!Delete
I hope he didn't drink that - I bet he was climbing the wall like a spider monkey afterwards!ReplyDelete
I made him dump it out and try again.Delete
Sounds like Bubba knows how to drink his tea. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to your Mom.ReplyDelete
She really enjoyed our time together.Delete
You can never have too much chocolate! Happy B-day to your mom! :)ReplyDelete
As a chocoholic, I'd have to agree with you!Delete
Like grandmother, like grandson. I've always had a sweet tooth, but I've been cutting back lately.ReplyDelete
It's much healthier for you that way. I actually went a couple of months with no desserts, and when I started having them again, they seemed so sweet - too sweet.Delete
I agree: Too much sugar? There's no such thing! LOLReplyDelete
Haha! Don't let your kids know that, though!Delete
Lol'ing around! Your boy sure knows how to top off with sugar! Happy Birthday to your mum!ReplyDelete
He's an expert! My mom had a great birthday!Delete
LOL! The thought of having that much sugar is already giving me a headache... XDReplyDelete
Anyway, glad your mom seemed to have a great birthday! :)
I couldn't eat that much cake and ice cream!Delete
There's no such thing as too much sugar. Until after you've eaten three pieces and you're in bed, rolled into the fetal position, and your stomach is telling you otherwise.ReplyDelete
Yes. That would be a good indication that you've had a little too much sugar!Delete
Happy Birthday to your mom! My tummy is hurting just reading about all of that sugar.ReplyDelete