July 06, 2007

Happy Super Freakin' Birthday

Today is my Mom’s birthday. We had dinner of crunchy chicken, three cheese mashed potatoes, steamed fresh green beans, salad, and angel food cake with fudge icing and vanilla ice cream.

It was not low fat nor low calorie.

After she opened gifts and cards.

Bones got her one of those music cards. You think I’d learn. Morrigan says she sees a pattern emerging.

My not checking cards before they are bought.

I think I’m just a bit ‘slow on the take’. Dense. Simple. “Not the sharpest knife in the drawer”. You would think that after the Father’s Day card giving I’d have learned.

You’d think.

But no, Bones selected a card for Hubba and I didn’t bother to open it, just nodding that he thought the front was so funny. It’s funny to little boys that people may not wear underwear.

He was jamming to the song played inside, “Super Freak”.

Now what part of that picture there did I miss? What part didn’t clue me in to take a look at the inside of the card.

Yes, nothing quite says Happy Birthday as being a grandmother (a hip grandmother, I might add… but still the grandmother) and receiving from your 8 year old grandson a card that reads as follows:

Front, an elderly lady wearing a hat circa 1940s saying with a bubble, “As a matter of fact, No, I’m not wearing any underwear.”

Opening the card, you hear, “Super Freak” with the inside inscription:

‘If you can’t get your ‘Freak On’ today, when can you?’

Lovely. And just to kind of add icing to that wicked cake, we have a tradition where you must read your card out loud, so EVERYONE gets to hear it.

So here is my Mom, reading the front of the card, we were laughing, opening it up to Super Freak, only to hear her read the inside… I was laughing so hard I started to cry. There were many shocked expressions around the table.

The boys, clueless, thought it was funny, just because the woman admitted to not wearing underwear.

These ‘music on the inside’ cards are not so good. No.


Happy Birthday, Mom! May all your birthdays continue to be filled with birthday cards about super freaks, butt scented candles, and fart jokes. Birthdays with three grandsons.

You gotta love it.

Posted by Boudicca at July 6, 2007 09:10 PM | TrackBack

Happy Birthday H~ and fellow Cancer. I hope it was a great one!

Posted by: Sissy at July 6, 2007 09:21 PM

Happy Birthday to a wonderful woman, super-freak and all.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at July 6, 2007 10:50 PM

Happy Birthday, Bou's Mom! Sounds like a great day was had by ALL... :)

Posted by: pam at July 7, 2007 05:44 AM

Happy Birthday Hubba! I love the card!

Posted by: oddybobo at July 8, 2007 03:30 PM

Happy Belated, Hubba!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at July 9, 2007 12:48 AM

A belated Happy Birthday to you Hubba! I was out of town and nearly missed this. Sounds like it was excellent. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at July 11, 2007 11:48 PM

Thanks for the wishes one and all. The cards kids pick out...you gotta love'm :-)

Posted by: mim-E at July 12, 2007 04:57 PM