Happy Mother's Day! I hope you have a beautiful day of celebrating with your mothers, children, wives, or other loved ones. Of course we should honor and thank our mothers every day, but I do love that there is one day a year set aside especially to remind us of them. To help you celebrate, I want to share this adorable "Recipe for Baking a Cake with Your Child's Help". It made me smile and think of my little ones, as well as my dear, patient mother who is very familiar with this recipe.

"Recipe for Baking a Cake with Your Child's Help"

Preheat oven.
Check to be certain that there are no rubber balls or plastic soldiers on the oven shelves.
Remove blocks and toy cars from table.
Grease pan.
Crack nuts.
Measure 2 cups flour; remove Johnny's hands from flour; wash flour off him.
Re-measure flour.
Crack more nuts to replace those Johnny ate.
Put flour, baking powder and salt in sifter. Get dustpan and brush up pieces of bowl Johnny knocked on floor.
Get another bowl.
Answer doorbell.
Return to kitchen.
Remove Johnny's hands from bowl. Wash Johnny. Answer telephone. Return.
Remove 1/4 inch salt from greased pan.
Look for Johnny. Grease another pan. Answer telephone.
Return to kitchen and find Johnny.
Remove his hands from bowl.
Take up greased pan and remove layer of nut shells in it.
Head for Johnny, who runs, knocking bowl off table.
Wash kitchen floor, table, walls, dishes.
Call bakery, place order. Take two aspirin. Lie down

Thank you to all the sweet mothers out there who have loved and been so patient with their children, and to all the women (with or without their own children) who help to nurture and teach the next generation!