Cupcakes at the Bake Sale
Today being Super Tuesday, elementary schools across our state were holding bake sales during the primary voting hours. And ours was no exception. A notice went out to all parents to request baked goods.
Finding myself at home this morning with a 2 1/2 year old who was pulling out the cupcake tins from the cupboard and suggesting we put them to use, I decided to oblige. T and I prepared and frosted a batch of cupcakes and then drove them over the M's school to donate to the bake sale (after consuming one each, of course). I put them in a handy device Amy had bought recently - a doubledecker holder that I had dismissed as frivolous but that came in quite handy when juggling a toddler and 24 frosted cupcakes in the rain.
As I set down our offering at the bake sale, the mothers running the table rushed to help me. One saw the cupcake holder and gushed, "Oh, just what every mom needs." I smiled and replied, "How about every family?" Okay, so Amy bought it, but I was the first to actually use it. The mom agreed, "Yes, dads too." And that is how we'll change the paradigm - one person at a time, without a big fuss.