Funny sign

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We were at Mama’s Daughters’ Diner today and saw this funny sign. They were actually serious! Apparently they run into cranky customers and decided to deal with them this way. Well, I really think they need to charge more for the message to be truly effective.

Gigi’s Cupcakes in Dallas — I’m in love!

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My son’s phenomenal little 7 year old friend told me about her favorite thing besides martial arts — Gigi’s Cupcakes!  So of course I had to go see for myself. I managed to walk out of there with a modicum of self-control. And I only bought 6.  These darling cupcakes are not only decorated with care and love, they taste just perfect. The right amount of firmness and tenderness in the cake, and the right amount of sweetness in the frosting. I’m in love!  They offer some interesting flavors like Pink Lemonade (pictured above with a drinking straw), Blackberry Cobbler, and Banana Split (topped with banana and nuts) which I have not tasted yet. I dove into my Red Velvet since I sort of see it as the standard… if they can get Red Velvet right, they probably are masters of cake making. I’m definitely going to be a repeat customer.

Teaching as added teen responsibility

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Now that he is officially a teen, Michael is more involved with helping out tiny preschoolers with their grappling skills.  They adore him.  And I can tell Michael has picked up positive reinforcement techniques from his instructors and tries to emulate their kindness and clarity when explaining things to the little ones.

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And just for fun, they made a “side control” Michael pancake stack.

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Another important decision made about college

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My child is planning for college again (now that he has tupperware, salt, and utensils on his shopping list).  He declared yesterday that the first food item he’s going to buy is a bag of potatoes because potatoes taste awesome and they are the best thing. Having a bag of potatoes also means he will never go hungry again.

Oh, and he is predicting his college roommate’s name is either going to be Jeremy, Bob, or Michelle.