Nora: "Hey Mom, did you now that Barbie in a Mermaid Tale is being released on DVD this week?"
Mom: "Really. Isn't that interesting."
Nora: "Yeah. It's in stores now. I sure hope someone gets that movie for me for my birthday."
Mom: "Nora. Nora. Nora."
Nora (shrugging shoulders): "Well, I'm just saying."
When Nora saw her cake for the first time she called it, "AMAZING" and "the BEST birthday cake ever." Pretty high praise. Although catching her staring in awe at the cake was even better. I knew she meant every word. Nora didn't see the imperfections that I did. She thought the cake was perfect and so it was.
In the end, lucky Nora did get her movie (after all those not-so-subtle-hints) and she got to eat her favorite cake too. Another perfectly happy birthday.