Friday, May 4, 2007

Happy Birthday, Shaun

Today is that magical day of the year when Shaun becomes only one year younger than I am. The best part of any family celebration in the past year has been assisting Nels in making a card for the honoree. He draws a picture and then one asks him, "what do you want the card to say?"

The reply, word for word:

"Dear Daddy,

I love your birthday.

I love you, but please don't fight at my birthday.

I don't want you to be sassy or naughty at my birthday.

Dear Daddy, please don't be a monster at my birthday!

I love you for your birthday, but don't --please-- talk naughty and sassy. But I love you."

And, yes, those birthday sentiments DO reflect EXACTLY what kind of week we've had around here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think that's the hardest I've ever laughed at 7:40 on a Sunday morning. At least Nels has mastered honesty if not tact. I can't wait to come see you guys! Happy Birthday, Shaun. And Happy Anniversary to both of you.