May 29, 2011

The story behind the birthday cake!


When someone asked my nephew about his middle name, Ulysses, he explained that in mythology, Ulysses fought a cyclops. Asked to define a cyclops, he pronounced the monster, "A one-eyed freak." 

At this, his three-year old sister squealed in delight. The phrase became her favorite endearing insult . . . and when asked what kind of birthday cake she wanted when she turned four, she responded, "I want a one-eyed freak cake, please."

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