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How Many Candles on the Cake?

Mama, there aren’t enough candles on the cake! My Little One was worried.  She knew from all the talk that Grandma was having a “BIG” birthday – and yet there were only 7 candles on the cake.  Even though I was rushing around, trying to get everything ready, I could see my 5 year old was trying to make sense of it all.

Let’s call it a candle for every decade,” I threw out there, knowing as soon as the words were out there it was going to be problematic.

But that’s not right,” My son immediately spoke up.  “A decade means 10 years and she is turning 90.  You don’t have enough candles!

I had moved on to getting the dessert plates out, and revisiting the candle situation was not what I had in mind.  “Guys, it doesn’t matter!”  Seeing their unconvinced faces out of the corner of my eye, I …

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