Thursday, March 1, 2012
Learning not to share
Just about the first thing you learn in pre-school is how to share nicely. I constantly hear all my friends with small children saying things like "share your toys" or "what lovely sharing you are doing" etc.
However as you grow older you realise there are times when it is just fine not to share. Like when you have managed to get your hands on the last piece of our famous secret recipe family birthday cake. This cake is so legendary that even my sleep in loving boyfriend will get up early to have a piece (we eat it for breakfast on birthdays - I know, my family is awesome). As a result it is very rare that any of it makes it to the second day. That a piece survived three days is almost unimaginable.
I did honestly consider sharing this with S when Mum informed me it was up for grabs. But I caved to the deliciousness and just ate it myself. And it was awesome, I don't regret it at all.
The recipe is a family secret. The claim to fame is that it is in fact the original sachertorte recipe. I don't know about that, but I do know that it is one of those things that we keep precious, so in the spirit of this post, I won't be sharing the recipe!