|Sure, it's a great car, but what's on the roof?|
Isn't it awesome? I was chuckling the entire time, because I've done so many of the things the moms in the video do. And THAT'S when I remembered!
|Mission Beach. Image via Wikipedia|
When my sister was about the same age as my son, my mom planned a HUGE birthday party for her at, you guessed it, Mission Beach. My mom was and is the kind of mom that insists on making everything from scratch; I remember she'd spent DAYS preparing all my sister's favorite foods, right down to the birthday cake made to my sister's very specific specifications. Then she piled us into the car with all the food, balloons, and decorations and made the 25 minute drive to Mission Beach. Just as we were approaching the freeway exit for the beach, my sister shreiked, "MY CAAAAAAAKE!!!!"
I turned around just in time to see her beautiful, homemade birthday cake explode all over the I-5.
That's right, my mom had put the cake on the roof of the car while she'd buckled my sister and me into the backseat, then drove away. How the cake made it for 25 minutes at top speed is still a mystery!
Thanks Mark Nevin for the memories! And yes, we decided to have my son's party at a neighborhood park instead, no need to get on the freeway!
Wishing you love with extra cheese-
PS-Please don't tell my mom that I served Weight Watchers "soda cake" at the birthday party!