Every now and then, a child comes along who really has their priorities straight, even at a very young age. Who should give a damn about sharing when we’re talking about fluffy and delicious birthday cake? Not three-year-old Leona Feigh!
Leona is the St. Paul, Minnesota toddler who is a living testament to solid parenting and the setting of a real foundation for a child for life on this planet. If only all of our parents could have prepared us for the world this way, we’d have much happier relationships, better jobs, and would live in our dream homes. Little Leona is showing us how to live by asking her parents for a Lion King-themed birthday cake featuring Mufasa’s death scene.
According to People:
Casey Feigh wrote on Twitter that his three-year-old niece Leona asked her parents for a Lion King-themed cake for her birthday party. However, instead of asking for a “Hakuna Matata” cake featuring Simba, Timone and Pumba like one might imagine when considering this Disney classic, Leona reportedly wanted a cake depicting Mufasa’s death scene.
According to the tweet, she told her parents she wanted that scene because “everyone will be too sat to eat the cake and it will all be for me.”
Here is uncle Casey Feigh‘s proud post about Leona:
My niece turned 3 today!! She asked for a Lion King cake but specifically the moment where Mufasa dies, because “everyone will be too sad to eat the cake and it will be all for me.” pic.twitter.com/UOatqCUSj0
— Casey Feigh (@caseyfeigh) May 29, 2021
After Casey’s tweet went viral, Leona and her family chatted with Today to discuss the story behind the interesting cake request.
According to Today Parents, Leona’s mom, Alison said she was too embarrassed to call and order the cookies-and-cream flavored cake, so she sent an email instead.
“I was like, ‘I’ll just put it in writing and click send. The worst the can say is no,” she told the publication.
But they didn’t say no at all. In fact, the bakery happily obliged the request, and reportedly offered Alison many options for the way the cake could be executed, and even offered to add claw markings to the side of the finished product.
Pure genius. People always drone on about their little prodigies who can outdo Mozart on the piano at age two or perform complex mathematical calculations while still in the third trimester. And everyone just nods and smiles, as it should be. Because we all know those things don’t matter and don’t bring you any happiness in life. All they bring is more blasted expectations of mental parlor tricks throughout the rest of your childhood, coupled with crippling anxiety.
Leona’s brilliance will bring her all the cake and anything else she wants in life, and for that gentle yet firm instruction, we are grateful. Happy birthday, Leona!