There was one day, when I baked quite a lot of these muffettes (a name concocted by my nyah actually) and left half a tray on the kitchen counter. Before I went up to do my prayers and the laundry I called out to my children to inform them about the leftovers. They jumped and yayyed and I saw both of the skipping to the back. I then went upstairs. When I came down an hour later, I noticed the cakes were left as they were, not touched, not eaten and not moved. Curious, I questioned adik (he loves all my cakes and he has always been the culprit of my missing cupcakes)"...Titiyejene mama, ngapa tak makan kek2 ni, tak sedap ke?" with a forlorn look on his face he muttered "...seeeeeeeeedaaaap, tapi semua kek tu kek cantik, tak de yang buruk-buruk pun mama. Selalunya mama bagi kitaorang yang buruk2 je." Kakak said "...kitaorang takut nak makan nanti mama marah takut tak cukup"
I was.........tak tau nak cakap apa dah when I heard all their excuses. My throat felt as if there was a golf ball pushing its way through my esophagus. I felt a gush of water rushing down and I turned away quickly so that they didn't see me cry. The kids innocently continued watching the TV and they didn't say those words in a dissapointing tone, but as a matter of fact kinda tone, which made it even harder for me to swallow. I proceeded to the back with that stuck golf ball and all and put the muffettes on a fancy plate and brought the cakes immediately to the front. They were surprised that I allowed them to eat all the nice looking cakes and in no time at all finished half a tray of them. I couldn't bring myself to explain anything to them. I was guilty. Guilty in the first degree.
Ps. There a lot of times when we have been guilty at some point in our lives mendahulukan orang lain than our own flesh and blood. We scowl at them more than we do at other people. My husband is nicer with the people he works with than his own kids eventhough they treat him like pfftgfh! I am guilty too of that sometimes. But I promised the kids, I would once in a while decorate more beatiful cakes for them in the future instead of just leaving them with the ugly ones.
Cakes ordered by Hazlina. Thanks so much for ordering. Hope your kids love them.