Monday, December 10, 2007

Put On Your Thinking Caps

I forgot to tell you all that Friday after the doctor's appointment was Big Kid's Hanukkah program at school. Somehow I lost an hour (there may have been shopping involved) and raced into the auditorium just as his class was filing out. I felt really bad but luckily, I don't think he knew I wasn't there all along and honestly, I doubt he knew the words since he missed the week before. And face it, we're not Jews. I wouldn't have known what they were talking about anyway.

So afterwards there was a Hanukkah party in each of the classrooms. We're all standing around, eating our Latkes and admiring the Hanukkah decor when the teacher says, "Everyone save room for dessert. Leo's mom made cupcakes!"

Okay. Annoying, especially since I specifically asked if I could bring anything, but whatever. Then one of the little brats shouts "LEO'S MOM IS THE BEST!" and the rest of them all follow suit, cheering and smiling. Big Kid looks right at me and said "Leo's mom's the best. She made us cupcakes."

Um, Leo's mom can kiss my ass. Does Leo's mom make Bento lunches? Did Leo's mom have a snow cone machine at his birthday party? Can Leo's mom make cupcakes that look like little buckets of popcorn? Did she hot glue his little brother's Halloween costume together? Take him on a kick ass Disney vacation with his best friend? Does she make mummy dogs? Reindeer food? Have we forgotten about those fucking turkey cookies I got no glory for? She's got nothing on me.

I look over at her, instantly recognizing that self satisfied little smirk for what it is. She's cute and skinny, appeared friendly. We probably could've been friends had she not tried to replace me as The Coolest Mom in the Class.

So now I have to think of something really cool, holiday related but Jew friendly, that the kids will love that I can bring to upstage her for the winter break party. Does anyone have any ideas? Because you know and I know and the teachers know that I'm the Coolest Mom in the Class but Leo's mom needs to know and the brats need to be reminded, apparently.

13 comments:

Jenn said...

So then I'm assuming that no South Park episode mentions will help you out.

Because, you know, one of them is a Jew. ;)

Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

Don't know if you want to do the cupcake thing since she did, but you could take cupcakes one step further. There are the cutest snowman cupcakes in a Paula Deen magazine I have. I think I have seen them on Martha Stewart.com also. It's a white-iced cupcake, two big marshmallows for the snowman, part of a fruit roll-up for the scarf, etc. I think there is an Oreo wafer with something on top for the top hat. You get the picture. I will keep thinking though. No way her cupcakes could be as cute as these.

Deb said...

I saw some cute snowman cupcakes in Parents or Parenting. They were made with donut holes and melted vanilla frosting, then various candies were used to make the faces and hats. It reminded me of the turkey cookies. Awe-inspiring, no doubt. You could turn it into a cake with a small family of snowmen... ugh... that sounds dorky, even to me.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

How bout a big ole Jesus on a cross cupcake...seeing that they crucified our savior and all...oh, wait, that won't work, will it?

Yellow Fence said...

I've got nothing - but I just wanted to say that if you come up with something good please be sure to post it. I made those turkey cookies for our family Thanksgiving and people went crazy for them. I can't wait for my little kid to start some type of school so I can make them and be the rock-star-mom!

Anonymous said...

Check out the Poinsettia Cookies at FoodNetwork.com. Sorry, I don't know how to link. PS. I have some CokeRewards points for you, but I don't know how to send you the code. I'm dumb like that. Stella

Maggie said...

Uh, I just bet the cupcake mom doesn't have a really cool blog. So you're the coolest mom after all.

kelly bee said...

little containers of icing. since that's all they really want/eat anyway. then they'd say that leo's mom brought icing with nasty cupcakes attached!!

Fluffy Windover said...

Leo's mom! I love it. She's probably a closet Oxycontin addict.

Anonymous said...

You must make these cupcakes they are so freaking cute.

http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=50093

~Gretchen~ said...

im guessing you shouldnt spring for swastika tattoos?

Burrus Boys said...

You're evil, but I like you.

Buttercup said...

What about getting some french fries and calling them McLatkes?

Never known a kid to turn those down.