I ask my daughter what birthday treat she wants for her classroom, and she reports, "Everybody wants the Hamburger Cupcakes!" I realize now that I'm most known, not for novels, speeches, or books on writing, but for things like Boo Platters, wooden fences, and Green Apple Cupcakes.
And Turkey Vegetable Platters.
And acorn flour.
And double-dutch jump rope.
Years ago, I told God I would live the life He asked me to live. I had no idea back then that I would find myself knee-deep in sprinkles and little girls and basement dance parties. What a glorious life that has nothing to do with fame or wealth or prestige!
So we set out this morning for the ingredients for Hamburger Cupcakes, and my daughter says, "Mom, we need lettuce and cheese this time."
This means one thing: fondant. I'm out of my league. I'm in uncharted waters.
But we try it. We color it, roll it out, and make lettuce and cheese for the Hamburger Cupcakes.
We're getting better and better.
Happy Birthday to the girl who sent me off into the uncharted waters of motherhood.
I've tried apples and hamburgers. What other cupcakes could I try?