I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March. You should do it too! Thank you, Two Writing Teachers! Readers, check out their site, and start slicing!
When your 14 year old invites a friend for spa day,
they will ask to make cupcakes too.
When they pick a cupcake recipe,
you will need to go to the grocery store.
When you go to the grocery store,
your 11 year old will want to bake too.
When he chooses to make oatmeal raisin cookies
you will ask him to make them vegan.
When the vegan cookies come out of the oven,
you will eat too many.
When you eat too many cookies,
you will be happy that the cupcakes aren’t vegan.
When you look at your bakery kitchen,
you will want to cry.
When you want to cry,
that doesn’t mean anyone will clean it up for you.
15 thoughts on “#Sol18 March 17 A bakery slice”
I’d trade my clean kitchen any day for a messy one filled with kids. I was wondering about the cupcakes.
It really is true. I’ll miss these messy kitchen days, I’m sure if it.
Love your bakery slice! Baking with kids is awesome! I hope they got to do some measuring of the ingredients, too! A fun St. Patrick’s Day!
Looks yummy! Great way to spend the morning.
I love the structure of your bakery poem! It made me think of the song “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” as each line built the momentum of your story. Thinking that you might be wishing someone would swallow all the dishes and then return them clean as a whistle! Messy kitchens mean memories are taking place. Savor the moments!
Love your bakery slice! Everything looks yummy! I’m sure the messy kitchen was well worth it!
This makes me want to write a ‘when’ poem. Great structure.
I really enjoyed this. The final pair of lines made me smile. The structure definitely appeals to me. Bookmarking this in case I think of an idea I might write about in this format!
Hahaha! If you give a mouse a cookie… what a great way to make that form your own! And what a success – I love the last pair of lines, and I love all the pictures. No wonder you ate too many of the cookies – they look amazing! Also, can I just laugh for a minute about 14 year olds deciding that making cupcakes is part of spa day? This whole thing brought a smile to my face, right down to the messy kitchen.
I know! Cupcakes at the spa!
A great post that conveys the highs and lows of this slice of life! So real!
I liked your format similar to “If you give a mouse a cookie” and I love the humor in this! Such a fun down-to-earth slice. 🙂 ~JudyK
Love this. What fun everyone must have had, except the clean-up detail. Thanks for the smile.
This has a touch of “When you give a mouse a cookie.” I wish the clean-up fairy would have found you.
Bwahaha! It looks like you have a book spin-off here. I’m sure there are numerous other parents of bakers who would purchase it. Very clever!