The very complicated uncomplicated cake

Monkey Boy’s Family Birthday Celebration was today. This is the one held each year that consists only of extended family, and is separate from his Family Celebration (me, Grumpy and the other two offspring), which is separate again from the one that has his friend’s in attendance. Each of my…

Emergency dash

Monkey Boy climbed into bed with us at earlier than acceptable hour, because he was excited about his birthday and wanted to know where “all” his presents are. He does like a good birthday present opening, to the point where he asked to wrap his new guitar book and the…