For a long time now I’ve wanted to bake a cake for my boys on their special day. However, after a couple of failed attempts I’ve accepted the defeat and realized the art of pastry just isn’t in my gene. But, that was a few years back, the new me is wiser and tougher and full of experience. Nah who am I kidding, I haven’t changed; my baking skills are still terrible. But, the kids are at that age now where they’ll remember the details of their memory. And Since I want those images to be nothing short of a beautiful childhood, worthy to take up space in their medial temporal lobe, I’d better start pulling up my sleeves. Having said that, I am going to try and bake all three of my boys a cake this year.
My other goal also requires a set of crafty hands. During last Halloween’s costume contest at Tyler’s school, I was both impressed and inspired by Jennifer Hobson, a woman who I truly admire and look up to and whose son is in Tyler’s kindergarden class. Seeing her three boys in their one of a kind, home-made outfits brought me back to the days of improvising; fabric markers, large garage bag and construction paper costumes, and pillow case trick or treat bags (I grew up in the ghetto okay). I miss the simplicity and authenticness of it all. So, I am going to join Jen this year and hopefully in the process teach my children the other concept of Halloween.Now that I’ve made a public announcement, there’s no turning back.
We all have goals we want to achieve, here’s a tip my friend Kim Lam told me: Write it down. Leave it some place you know you`ll see. This way it becomes real and you`re reminded of it. And make sure to be specific about your goals. Instead of wanting to lose weight, write down how many pounds you want to lose. It’s not too late to tackle those New Year’s resolutions friends!