How to Bake a Cake while Babysitting
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Get out utensils and ingredients. Remove blocks and toy autos from the table. Grease pan, crack nuts. Measure two cups of flour. Remove baby's hands from flour, wash flour off baby.
Re-measure the flour. Put flour, baking powder and salt in sifter. Get dustpan and sweep up pieces of the bowl that baby knocked on floor. Get another bowl.
Answer doorbell. Return to kitchen. Remove baby's hands from bowl. Wash baby. Answer phone. Return. Remove 1/4 inch salt from the greased pan.
Look for baby. Grease another pan. Answer telephone. Return to kitchen and find baby. Remove baby's hands from bowl. Pick up greased pan, find layer of nutshells in it. Head for baby, who flees, knocking another bowl off the table.
Wash kitchen floor, table, wall and dishes. Call
baker. Lie down.