My oldest daughter, age 24. called me from her apartment and asked what I was doing.
“I’m making a dump cake from a recipe I saw on Tik Tok,” I said.
She paused. “I have a lot of problems with that sentence, Mom. For one thing, DUMP CAKE?! And remember, we’ve talked about how parents aren’t supposed to get on apps like Tik Tok or Snapchat. You guys already ruined Facebook.”
I don’t deny the truth of any of this. Facebook has become decidedly uncool. I like it that way.
I told her about this Tik Tok video that came up on my Certified Uncool Facebook. “DON’T MIX IT!”
“So I’m just dumping in a bunch of ingredients and then not mixing them, ” I explained.
“That sounds really suspicious, Mom,” she said.
I layered: Crushed graham crackers, Cream cheese, Cherry Pie filling, White cake mix, and 1 1/2 stick of butter (sliced thin).
(“I really think you should mix it,” my daughter said. “But the recipe said not to, ” I countered.)
You bake it at 350 for 45 minutes.
It came out okay, but it didn’t taste as good as it had looked in the video.
Oh well. I’m off to wreck Snapchat for everyone now….
On the first Sunday morning of the new year, I was going to church with my family.
Right away we seemed to run into trouble. When we got there, the church building was shuttered and the parking lot empty. Apparently, the service was online only that day. You know, because of COVID.
So we put plan B into action: Let’s go out to lunch together!
Unfortunately, due to a Emergency General Order issued by the command of our local Army post, my husband (as an active duty soldier) is not allowed to eat inside restaurants. You know, because of COVID.
He can, however, eat on a patio, if the restaurant offers uncovered outdoor seating.
Which is how we ended up sitting next to a busy road outside the local pizza joint today, freezing to death.
Because, OF COURSE, no one had brought a jacket to church. Except my husband. Who, as an Eagle Scout, is ALWAYS prepared.
So after the three-plus-months-long homeschool experiment of last school year, I’ve been looking forward to having my kids go back to school IN PERSON.
They have given us as parents the option of using a “learn-from-home” model, which of course translates to “you-deal-with-your-own-kid-while-we-force-our-teachers-to-work-with-you-online.”
No thank you. That sounds like a nightmare for me AND the teachers.
Well, it’s August, and my kids will be starting school back in person, BUT… They will only be able to go every other day.
How do they decide who goes when? Well… Kids with last names beginning with A-K are in Group A; kids with last names beginning with L-Z are in Group B.
Group A will attend Mondays, Wednesday, and Friday of one week, and then Tuesday and Thursday of the next week. Group B will attend Tuesday and Thursday of one week, and then Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the next week.