Roll up your sleeves.
Prepare the dirty nappy into a spherical projectile that you can throw at my head.
Because I’m about to say something that will make me V unpopular with the mummy community.
My friend is about to host a first birthday party for her baby. She’s excited. I’m excited. There will be balloons on the front gate and hopefully lolly bags for adults.
And in the ensuing discussion of said party she slid her phone across the table, and said: “And this is the cake I’m going to get!”
So of course I did what anyone without a kid would do. I voiced my opinion. “This is bullshit. You need to make this cake yourself,” I declared, with all the bravado of someone that gets seven unbroken hours of sleep a night. “You need to have a breakdown at 11pm and lose your mind over it because that is a RITE of passage for parents and you MUST MAKE THIS CAKE.”
Watch Monique, Mia and Kate De Brito limbering up for Mamamia Out Loud, before they got stuck into opinions like this one… Scroll down for the podcast audio…
Cakeshaming. I cakeshamed a mum. Because, people, you need to make your kid’s first birthday cake. The Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake Book dream needs to be kept ALIVE. Don’t let the light of the chip-duck flicker out. If we all start buying in cakes, what will happen to the train cake? What will happen to the pool cake? Who will be number ONE?
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