When my husband was little, he had a speech impediment. He couldn’t say his r’s which was especially unfortunate when he said his name – Alan Tanner – and his best friend’s name – Jordan. So it was Alan Tannuw and Jowdan. But Jordan also had a speech impediment and couldn’t say his r’s, l’s, and some other letters. So they were destined to be best friends. And they both went to speech and don’t have impediments any longer. 😉
Alan and Jordan lived on the same street growing up and would walk to and form school together. They played at each other’s houses and would sit and contemplate the mysteries of life on a brick wall by Jordan’s house – yes I married a man wise beyond his years.
Jordan and Alan keep a strong friendship. A few weeks ago it was Jordan’s birthday during conference weekend and his parents are mission presidents in West Virginia so they weren’t here to celebrate with him. So we — mostly I — made a cake for him to celebrate. And I wrote on it like Alan would have said it as a child – “Jowdan, u awr my best fwend.” He got a kick out of that. (I wish I had a picture of them together, but I don’t!)
A tip for writing on cakes is to have a thinner frosting so that it is more easily draped. You want to start at your point and lift and squeeze the icing bag to make the line or curve and then put the tip back down on the cake. It takes some practice, which I am definitely doing, and I’m hoping to get better!