Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Take me to your leader

I do nothing half way.

Tonight is activity night. Yup, I'm still in charge of entertaining and teaching 12 little girls aged 8-12 who attend my church twice a month. Tonight we are learning about the importance of dressing modestly. I thought this discussion would be pretty timely since the sluttification of Halloween seems to be spilling off the college campus and into high school/junior high.

I'm going to spilt them into 3 groups, arm them with toilet paper tape and ribbon and tell them to dress one of their team members in a modest TP gown. I'm really hoping for a "modest" version of this beauty:

Perhaps my expectations are too high?

After the TP designing challenge we are going to frost cupcakes. Thanks to inspiration via Martha, we will be making these awesome creations:

Accordingly, night before last I got to work. I have 12 girls who will each get to make 1 mummy, 1 alien monster and 1 spider, so I'll need 36 cakes total. I went to Walmart, read on the back of the cake mix box that each box will make 24 and I grab 3 boxes...anyone catch the problem here?

After a few hours of baking the ear doctor came into the kitchen and saw this:

FYI, that's a few more than 36 cupcakes...oops. He looked and me, rolled his eyes and said one word...."really?"

I just shrugged and nodded yes. In exasperation, he threw up his hands. Resistance against the Katie-baking-monster-machine is futile.

Turns out that I have a slight tendency to overdo every baking activity I sign up for.


Robyn said...

Who'd've thunk each box would really make 24 cupcakes!? Maybe each girl could decorate 4 cupcakes... giving them one to use their imaginations!

Dennen and Hilary Frazier said...

What a cool activity! I really like the monster cupcakes.

Abby said...

Yes, but those cupcakes are so cute!

Dennen and Hilary Frazier said...

Slutification... I like that... It makes it sound more like a disease.

Smiths said...

MMMMmmm. those look delicious! I always estimate wrong in my baking, too!

I'll let you in on a little secret:

It's totally a work in progress (literally maybe 2 people have seen it), but you can see a certain cute little baby!

Kylene said...

YOu are so fun! They are gonna love that activity!