i know this isn't about 'all things cake' but i had come across this poem and it's just so touching for any parent. thought i share with cc'ers http://www.thejoyfulmother.com/blog/2011/10/10/inspiration-to-really-love-a-child/
Once I had a Halloween Party for my kids and their friends. It rained so all outdoor activities were cancelled. I felt so bad that I bleached out the bathtub, and I let them bob for apples in there. Crazy, maybe, but they had a blast. They are in their thirties now, and still talk about it today. Sometimes it's the crazy stuff you do that really makes a lasting memory. I loved the poem, and I agree whole-heartedly. My grandkids think their grandmother is just wonderfully, slightly crazy too, and I'm loving every minute of it. I always tell my kids not to dress the kids fancy to come to my house, because the clothes may not be to fancy when they get home. We just love getting dirty together.