Posted by: Catherine | June 13, 2009

Emma, her B’Day Wish and B’Day Food

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Yes, that would be Emma on her birthday dipping a Twinkie into a can of condensed milk. Do you know what the expiration date is on a package of Twinkies?

I asked Bruce to check, and with a face straight enough for me to believe him, he said, 6/2024.  Yet I still let my child dip that “little piece of heaven” (her words exactly) into condensed milk on her birthday in June of 2009. I  did the math. I counted the grams of sugar. I waited for the Mommy Police….

Here’s what Emma wanted on The Day (in spite of our offering to take her to Crustacean, her favorite restaurant in LA): Twinkies and condensed-milk dipping sauce; Hostess cupcakes; sugar-coated donettes; chocolate milk; peach-mango juice (which has about a million grams of sugar per eight ounces); marshmallow fluff; and colored sprinkles. The last two items were eaten with a spoon, straight from the bottle. I stayed in my office all day so I didn’t have to witness a single bite.

Emma’s plans for The Day didn’t end with the menu. My angel’s b’day wish was a pajama day during which time she would  be allowed all the screen time she wanted with nobody (that would be me) saying…these are direct quotes, “Emma, time to get off the computer,”  “Emma, no more tv,”  “Emma, clean up your room,” “Emma, practice the piano.”

At 7 am, when she came into our room and I requested a cuddle she didn’t miss a beat, “No asking me to do anything all day today, remember?” As if…

So from 7 am to 10 pm, Emma’s wish was granted.  The only break she took from her screens (you do the math) was for snacking on her stash and for dinner, which was…her favorite…Japanese Ground Chicken and Egg over Rice.  All was not lost.


Responses

  1. Happy Birthday! Emma🙂 ENJOY ~Your Day! Yummy~

  2. Oh my God! I’m going into a diabetic coma just looking at these pictures, and I’m not even diabetic. That is nuts!

    Happy Birthday Emma!

  3. I have not eaten a twinkie in years, I must say the photo is very tempting…

  4. And the wonderful thing about being young – is you can do all that. While Mommy’s bites her tongue. Happy birthday to Emma – I think she had a grand day.

  5. Emma is beautiful! You two look so much alike! And I bet she can eat all that without gaining an ounce🙂

    Happy birthday!

  6. Emma is gorgeous, and yes, she does look like her Mom. Ever try mixing Eagle Brand, graham cracker crumbs and chocolate chips, then baking them?
    One of my favorites as a kid.

  7. Happy Birthday!

  8. Emma,
    Jordan tells me that you’re a rock star!
    Lang

  9. BTW, You look so much like your mom. Unbelievable.

  10. Wow.. the expired date is 6/2024? I am curious about the healthiness of the milk..

    anyways, this is my time visit and once i saw ur header, it makes me hungry.. :p

    Happy bday Emma!! best wishes..

  11. Happy Birthday Emma!!

  12. Happy Birthday Emma! Wow, that is really treat!

  13. Happy Birthday Emma! It sounds like you got just what you wanted – the perfect kind of birthday!

  14. Happy birthday Emma! Sounds like she had a nice day!

  15. Happy Birthday Emma!

    She is so pretty! I think that’s a good birthday wish, as I am telling my kids the same thing!

    It’s only been 1 week of summer vacation and I think I’ve heard “I’m bored!” a dozen times already!

    Nice snacks too! Who would have thought of dunking twinkies in condensed milk?? So cute!

  16. Happy b’day to your little angel😀 … can’t believe she didn’t crash after the sugar rush from all those twinkies. Ah well, the miracle of youth I s’pose! Seriously though … I totally get her b’day wishes … it’s all abt guilty pleasures!

  17. EMMA EMMA EMMA. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU. WHO ELSE COULD EAT TWINKIES DIPPED IN CONDENSED MILK WITH SUCH POISE AND LOOK SO GORGEOUS.

    TWINKIES AND CONDENSED MILK…..HOW BAD CAN THAT BE.

    SEE YOU SATURDAY. 000XXXXX KAREN

  18. I think my kids would love a day like this. Screens and Sugar Dreams! Happy Birthday Emma- Now go and brush your teeth- 42 times! Ha!

  19. Happy late birthday, emma! what exquisit taste does she has!

  20. sound like she had a blast.. happy b day emma🙂

  21. wow.I bet she had a blast!

  22. Thanks everyone 4 ur b-day wishes!!!
    xoxo,
    Emma


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