Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess
radhuni, that is such a sweet story. Take it from a Mom of adult children who didn't do this: write down all these cute things your child says. That way when she gets older you can laugh together about what adorable things she said as a child. I'm sure when our kids and I reminisce we've forgotten more stories than we remember.
When I was a youngster (and getting interested in cooking), I had some childish notions. Sometimes these would end up in broken glassware.... a classic endeavour of mine (aged 11) was to make a sponge cake in a beautiful glass jelly mould. This didn't go well. Once I had cleared up the mess of broken glass and sponge, I wrote my mother an apology note and went to hide in my bedroom.
Luckily, by the time she had finished reading my note, she was doubled up laughing and I got off scot free!
I soon learned that notes of apology worked well with my mother and she received several over the years (all cooking/breakage related). Unbeknownst to me, she kept all those notes and took huge pleasure in sharing them!