B has been to two birthday parties in as many weeks and hasn't had a piece of cake at either.
And not because I told her she couldn't. It was quite the opposite. I told her the cake was ok to eat - safe in fact and to go ahead a dig in!
She wouldn't budge. She had a slice at each event in front of her but made excuses at each (my response? I ate the cake for her - what else was I to do?).
But why did she really refuse?
Was it her sixth sense? Fear?
I'm thinking the latter. I think she's stuck in between being polite to her host and being her own advocate.
My heart breaks that she even has to THINK about this stuff at the ripe old age of 5. That she worries an innocent piece of cake could do her in. Even one her mom says is ok.
I hope and pray she grows out of this.