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No, not Wired Magazine. No, alas. OmegaMom, in her eagerness to buy a nice-looking chocolate cake for OmegaDotter's bday, glanced at the darker brown spots on the rosettes on the chocolate cake she purchased, and assumed (we all know what "assume" means, right?) that the dark spots were dark chocolate. Being a dark chocoholic, and seeking to lure OmegaDotter into the (har) Dark Side, this was seen as well and good. Um, no. Those were not spots of dark chocolate frosting. Oh, no. They were espresso beans. The cake was not chocolate, it was mocha. (A very yummy mocha. Damn fine. But...uh...mocha. That means, in addition to the caffeine from chocolate, there was caffeine from...um...coffee beans. Maybe even more espresso beans.) All of this dastardliness was discovered after OmegaDotter had cheerfully ingested A Large Amount, before the OmegaParents could start their pieces. (Picture OmegaMom running down the dark street, screaming, "SAVE ME!!!!" at the top of her lungs.) You are not allowed to laugh. At all.
posted by Kate @ 1/23/2006 08:34:00 PM  
  • At 1/23/2006 10:10:00 PM, Anonymous LizC said…

    you don't *hear* me laughing, do you? Then I must not be laughing.

    Nope. No laughter here. None. Never. I'm not laughing. I would never laugh at someone else's misfortune. Nope. Never. Not me.

    That would be unkind.

  • At 1/24/2006 07:39:00 AM, Blogger Momma Star said…

    Does it help any to know that espresso beans have less caffeine than regular coffee beans because they are roasted longer?

    I didn't think so. ;)

  • At 1/24/2006 08:18:00 AM, Blogger Julie Pippert said…

    It was a cough, honest!

    A coughing fit, not a laughing fit. Honest. ;)

    Happy Birthday to OmegaDotter! 4 happens fast...and it is a transition from toddler to full-blown pre-schooler.

    (HUGS) to the mom.

    I don't think my kids ever asked permission to grow up...and yet, they keep doing so.

  • At 1/24/2006 01:17:00 PM, Anonymous Jo said…

    I might be laughing, but you can't hear me from there. So maybe I'm not.You'll never know.

  • At 1/24/2006 02:10:00 PM, Blogger lemony said…

    Did you at least get the benefit of the post-caffeine crash?

    I'm not laughing. Honest. Really.


    See? Not laughing.

  • At 1/24/2006 04:33:00 PM, Anonymous figlet said…

    And if I laugh just a little bit, just a tiny dainty laugh, is that still evil? Next year, especially if you are venturing into the world of Children's Birthday Parties, you'd better make sure it's vanilla/vanilla. Just in case you end up with Mocha/Mocha again.

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