When he was at his day nursery, it was the norm for the birthday boy or girl to bring in cakes or treats for the children in their room on their birthday. So before his birthday this year, I asked him if others brought treats or cakes in. He said no, so I didn’t send him in with anything. It’s always a relief not to spend the evening before baking frantically, so I didn’t think anything of it.
But it was his best friend’s birthday this week and he took in cakes. Next thing I know, N is telling me all about it and how he’s planning already for next year’s birthday.
‘Next birthday I want to take cakes in for my birthday. Like L did. He got to hand them out to everyone’
‘How many cakes will I need to take?’
‘We won’t know yet until we know how your year will be split – you might be still in with reception or you might be in with Year 2’
‘I’ll hand them out, to all the class and the teachers. And they have to be carrot cake’.
That was a bit of a surprise. I’m not sure where that came from because he rarely has carrot cake. Although that and zucchini bread could be a good option I suppose, as long as the kids don’t get told and get put off by the veg in them. And the bonus is that cream cheese icing is really easy to make compared with other icing that I always manage to muck up.
After the party theme planning he’s been talking about, and now cakes as well, I’m going to have to start making a note in readiness for next year’s birthday.
Do your children take in cakes or treats to school on birthdays?
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