Yesterday I had an appointment at the elementary school so I got it in my head that I’d stop into my favorite cupcake shop and get a dozen cupcakes to take to the staff and teachers at school. I envisioned passing them out to the office staff, dropping in to meet the new nurse and offering her one and having enough left for my daughters’ teachers.
I picked up the cupcakes on my way back from dropping the girls at school, all gorgeous as usual, and left them on the front seat of my car as I went back into my house to work for an hour before I had to go to the appointment.
As I was tapping away at my keyboard, I noted that the appointment was actually later than I thought. (Typical me, I never seem to get the right time in my head, good thing I checked or I’d been there an hour early — which, in retrospect, wouldn’t have been so bad, but anyway.)
It did actually occur to me that I had cupcakes sitting in the car, but it was a cool day and they weren’t in the sun. I kept working.
When I went out to my car at 11:30 to go to the school, I was horrified to find that the sun had turned so it was blazing right down on my prized cupcakes and they looked like this:
The frosting was sliding off the cupcakes — the pumpkin ones were by far the worst for the wear — but they were all so soft that I knew I couldn’t take them in and pass them out.
Jo-Lynne the Airhead strikes again!
I. Give. Up.
See, this is why I don’t do nice things. It just never works out!!
Well, my kids certainly were not disappointed to hear about my mishap so all’s well that ends well, I suppose. Nothing was wasted, I assure you. I will try to do my good deed for the teachers another day.
So I found the Miracle Gel…