A humorous look at motherhood and baking

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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