Maybe You Just Need to Bake a Cake

It all starts tomorrow. Backpacks are stuffed and waiting by the door.

I smell pencil shavings from the sharpener and the sweet rubber of erasers.

I start tomorrow, too. I’ve copied my syllabus and readied my attendance sheets.

Everything’s ready, but we don’t quite feel ready.

My youngest decides that in addition to a back-to-school dinner (taco soup in the crockpot), we need a cake. 

A cake will get us ready! 

Why not?

Once frosted, we put it in the center of the table. We’ll have a special dessert for this last evening of summer. We’ll sigh, hold hands, and pray.

It all starts tomorrow, so we made cake.

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3 thoughts on “Maybe You Just Need to Bake a Cake

  1. Cake is SO good. Long ago, recovering from radiation therapy, I craved cake: chocolate with chocolate frosting. Previously, I wasn't a cake aficionado, and for my birthdays, my cakes were always white but…aunts sent me cakes from the city; my mom bought me any one I wanted. Frozen, fresh, it was the best thing for a short while. Yes, eat cake!

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