We made a lot of cupcakes this week for a bake sale at school, and it got me thinking...
When Todd's Gramma's died, everyone was pouring over the family photo albums, deciding which pictures to put up on the display board at the funeral home.
In every shot that included an ex-girlfriend, Todd's mom referred to the girl as "Cupcake."
"Oh, there's Timmy and Cupcake."
"Oh...here's one of your father." She'd say.
"Who's that girl he's with?" someone asked.
"Oh, that's Cupcake."
We even found one of his young grampa all dressed up for a formal, with a Cupcake. The photo had to be around 70 years old.
Cupcake isn't being said condescendingly. It's sweet.
Like all cupcakes, they have their place.
I like the expression.
The O'Neils have a million of 'em.