Last week Oldest Son stopped at Target to pick up my prescription refills for me. And when he came out of the store, he found his car wouldn't start. His brother-in-law went over to jump start the car only to discover the battery was shot. So an hour or so and a considerable amount of money later, the new battery is in the car and he is home.
Then last evening on his way home, while doing 70 mph on the freeway, one of the front tires has a blowout. He said that to his utter amazement, he was able to pull over and stop the car without running into any other vehicle and even more astounding, he kept the car out of the ditch and upright. Said it was touch and go for a while there. He is taking a vacation day tomorrow to have 4 new tires put on the car.
A chocolate cake just finished baking. The ingredients for a cream cheese frosting are coming to room temperature on my counter. Chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting won't help with the car problems. But Son said it would go a long way to helping him feel better.
And that's Mom's solution to most problems - comfort food. It doesn't fix the problems. As much as we would like to be able to fix their problems, the bottom line is they have to fix their own problems. But a chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting just might make their problems a little bit easier to deal with.
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