....you can decorate the cake yourself and then tell everyone how beautiful it is
-- and when, before supper Mommy says, "Christopher, did somebody poke a finger into the birthday cake?" you can say fervently and charmingly, "I love you, Mommy, and I forgive you and I won't do it again!"
(Next time I need to apologize, I'm taking lessons from a 4-year old.)
-- The Lady