Tuesday, April 14, 2009
We celebrated Josh's birthday on Easter Sunday. He decided to shake things up a bit and chose to have "cow" instead of the traditional "pig" for his Easter/B-Day dinner. After our plates were picked clean, we got ready for the "cake". Josh went out on a limb again and chose a giant chocolate chip cookie instead of the usual Betty Crocker cake mix. I realized I was out of candles, so mom ran home to grab some.
When she returned, I was shocked to see her trying to poke a long stick into the "cake." When she lit it, I smelled a strong odor, like incense, being pumped through the kitchen. What in the world was in that stick? We sang "Happy Birthday" quickly, as we saw the giant stick candle starting to topple over. Josh blew and blew to get the flame out.
Upon closer examination of the candle stick, Josh looked at Mom and said, "Mom, this is one of the chopsticks I bought you as a souvenir from Taiwan! What in the world?!" Josh has to understand, when it's your b-day, your Mom will do just about ANYTHING to put a candle on your cake, except break the Sabbath to buy some real candles -- even if it means burning up a missionary memento from Taiwan. Happy Birthday, Josh!