September 09, 2011

Bones Adds the Levity

First, thank you for all the birthday wishes! It was a crazy crazy day, with more laughter than I expected.

I left the house at 7AM and got home at 9:30PM. I told my husband, "We don't have time for this. We'll blow off my birthday this year."

Curriculum night for Bones' school was from 6-8 and as my husband I drove over I said to him, "Mr. T seems a bit disturbed about our not celebrating" to which my husband replied, "Yeah, it's not right. You can say you want to blow it off all you want, but that's not right. I'll drop you off at Scouts as planned after this and then I'll get a cake. I don't care if it's 10:00, we're celebrating."

So he dropped me off at Scouts where my older two boys were and he went home, picked up Bones, and took him to Publix where he was going to buy my favorite ice cream cake and Bones was to pick out cards from everyone.

So. An ADHD kid picks out the cards.

He picked out a card to be from Mr. T and saw another card catch his eye. This other card had a shark fin and the 'Jaws' type music implied. He opened it, LOVED how the shark was eating a cake and completely fixated realizing... THIS was the perfect card to be from Mr. T.

The cards were brought home and the boys went to sign them... when Ringo noticed something right away.

Oh Brother.jpg

Look carefully.

Notice those red letters? They are 1.5 inches tall. IN RED.

That would be Mr. T's big black block letter M over the BR. Thankfully... Mother and Brother rhyme.

I cannot quit laughing. Bones... was clueless.

Posted by Boudicca at September 9, 2011 09:29 PM

The unexpected birthday celebration is sometimes the best kind!! Glad you had one filled with laughter!

Posted by: PeggyK at September 10, 2011 04:29 AM

Love the modified card! :D

Posted by: pam at September 10, 2011 10:07 AM

Best birthday memories of all - the Bones memories. Laughter for years to come. I love it.

So glad the end turned out so well and you got a mini celebration out of it.

Posted by: Teresa at September 10, 2011 06:25 PM

My husband, who is considerably older than your son, has for YEARS taken the card our best man normally sends us for our anniversary and whites out the salutation to the both of us so it just says Dear Trudy, then whites out the Love, Skip and writes "Your husband and his full legal name.

If he doesn't do that, while we are in a store prior to the event, he will bring me a card to look at, saying, "hat do you think of this?"...when I say it's lovely, he says..."Good, now I don't need to buy it for you"

This has happened for 28 years....

Posted by: Trudy at September 12, 2011 06:53 AM

I must be really tired, because it didn't register until you said something about it.

Posted by: Tina at September 12, 2011 07:52 PM