Shannon Stacey


Happy…what?

As I mentioned, last Thursday, TK wished me a Happy Pi Approximation Day. Something to do with the fraction 22/7 being an approximation of Pi, which is…something mathematically-inclined people seem to find exciting. Last Thursday was, by the US way of abbreviating dates, 7/22, which I gather is close enough.

There was some bemoaning the fact he missed being a Pi Approximation baby by one day, to the point I actually felt a little guilty. I tried. We checked in to the hospital on 7/22 (1995). Not my fault he took his sweet time making an entrance and didn’t check in to the world until 7/23.

Being familiar with my son’s sense of humor, we decided to have a little fun with his cake. Yes, a store-bought cake. The cakes for their first birthdays were each home-baked by me with love, but the desire for something not only edible, but good, to celebrate milestones is pretty much universal in my family.

Grocery store bakery employee: Would you like me to write something on that cake?

Me: Thank you, but I’ll just do it at home.

GSBE: It only takes a minute and there’s no charge.

Me: Yes, but I want it to say “Happy belated Pi Approximation Day” and then, in a different color, “and 15th birthday, too”.

GSBE: *crickets*

Me: I’ll just do it at home. But thanks.

My hand cramped and, because I was so paranoid I was going to misspell it and kept double checking, it took me about an hour to write approximation, but it was worth it because it made TK laugh.

8 comments to “Happy…what?”

  1. Sharon M
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      · July 27th, 2010 at 1:35 pm · Link

    That’s great!!! And totally something we would do in my house. :) The other day my husband and I were debating what would make up Base 1 until I looked it up and found out it’s considered a unary base. TK would definitely feel at home here.



  2. Shannon
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      · July 27th, 2010 at 1:37 pm · Link

    Hey, come get your kid! Not sure how I ended up with him, but I’m sick of feeding him. :lol:



  3. Jean
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      · July 27th, 2010 at 1:57 pm · Link

    I love this story.



  4. Shannon
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      · July 28th, 2010 at 12:04 am · Link

    He’s a pretty cool kid. :)



  5. Rhonda
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      · July 28th, 2010 at 4:20 am · Link

    I totally sent my brother here to see, he loved the cake, and I bet jealous he never got one! Now he knows why I wished him happy (whatever) day!



  6. Shannon
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      · July 30th, 2010 at 12:07 pm · Link

    :lol: Your brother and TK would probably get along nicely. They can at least speak the same language.



  7. Shari
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      · March 14th, 2012 at 10:48 am · Link

    Wonderful post! Maybe I will nominate you for Worst Cooks show on the Food Network, haha…just kidding.

    I can bake, but I always buy the cakes because they look so much more beautiful than what I can ever make.

    Happy Pi Day!



  8. Shannon
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      · March 14th, 2012 at 10:52 am · Link

    I’ll have to wish the teen a Happy Pi Day. He’ll be stunned I knew for a few seconds, then guess somebody mentioned it on Twitter. :D







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