Summer Fun: Distracted by Cake


The dawn of June means summer is here—and I say we kick it off with some fun! Sometimes the best refreshment for our spirits and souls can be found in funny thoughts and silly stories. Yes, we need the spiritual refreshment and food found in God’s Word and in our own inspiring and encouraging thoughts shared with one another, but sometimes nothing hits the spot better than chuckles and belly laughs, right?

Here’s a fun mental image for you: little ole me distracted by—cake! For those of you who know me, either personally or through blogging and Facebook, that’s not too hard to picture, is it? Throw chocolate into the equation, and the level of distraction reaches epic proportions.

Distracted by cake is a phrase I coined one day while—you guessed it—I was thoroughly engrossed in eating a yummy cupcake piled high with enough frosting to put anyone in a sugar coma. At the time, I was also trying to play a game with Don, Kristin, and Shawn. The key word here is trying. Who in the world can concentrate on strategy, rules, and turns while giving a cupcake the attention it deserves?

After making an error not at all characteristic of my competitive prowess, I complained, “Darn, I can’t believe I did that. It’s not fair—I was distracted by cake!” As you can imagine, I didn’t get a lot of sympathy. All that met my ears was gleeful chuckles and gloating remarks about getting my head back in the game. They had a point. A cupcake had been my downfall. Maybe I’m too easily distracted?

It’s okay every now and then to let ourselves get distracted by the joys of living, isn’t it? And there’s no better time than summer to remember that. Let’s be ready to have some fun this summer. Let’s enjoy the unexpected moments of pleasure that come our way. Let’s get distracted by cake!

“So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 8:15

*What fun, joy, or yumminess have you been distracted by lately?

Flickr photo by zigazou76, Creative Commons License


  1. Ha :)

    I don’t think I let food distraction get in the way of getting my task done or winning a game (!), but I do let myself think about food quite a bit. I guess when going through hard times, a delicious meal or dessert gives me something to look forward to, so yes, I’m distracted by food also!

  2. Like you, Cheryl I can easily get distracted by cake, but I think that’s ok every now and then.

  3. You’ll be glad to know that we just returned from Skyes’ Cupcake shop. I was tempted to get a key lime cupcake tonight, but I refrained. Also tempted by french toast variety. I’m trying to cut back before the wedding, but I’m having very little success in trimming those pounds. So … I let the kids get what they wanted and refrained.

    • Wow, refraining from cupcakes while in a cupcake shop is some mighty powerful self-control, Elaine :) Good for you. Sorry you’re having trouble dropping some pounds. It’s harder for me to get rid of a few pounds, too, the past few years. Remember, though, the bride’s and groom’s moms get to indulge in both the wedding cake and the groom’s cake when the big day arrives. No refraining on wedding day! :)

  4. Cake really can be distracting!!

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