Advice from Mom: Mom Bakes A Cake

by Rae Osenbaugh

Editor's Note: Ever wonder where all the time goes? This story will help you answer that question!

How to bake a cake:

  • Preheat oven, get out utensils and ingredients.

  • Remove blocks and toy autos from table.

  • Grease pan, crack nuts.

  • Measure two cups flour;

  • Remove baby's hands from flour, wash flour off baby.

  • Remeasure flour.

  • Put flour, baking powder, salt in sifter.

  • Get dustpan and brush up pieces of bowl baby knocked on floor.

  • Get another bowl.

  • Answer doorbell.

  • Return to kitchen.

  • Remove baby's hands from bowl.

  • Wash baby.

  • Answer phone.

  • Return.

  • Remove 1/4 inch salt from greased pan.

  • Look for baby.

  • Grease another pan.

  • Answer telephone.

  • Return to kitchen and find baby.

  • Remove baby's hands from bowl.

  • Take up greased pan, find layer of nutshells in it.

  • Head for baby, who flees, knocking bowl off table.

  • Wash kitchen floor, table, wall, dishes.

  • Call baker.

  • Lie down.

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