Friday, July 12, 2013

Mommy Birthday

To my son Tommy,

It may seem odd to take a day off when I have a small crisis at work.  But let's face it, there is always a small crisis at work.  Today is your mom's birthday, and taking the day off to make sure she can sleep in and you and I can do some special crafts for her is well worth it.  I specifically skipped taking off for my birthday last week or the Friday after July 4th so I could take off for your mom today.

So you and I woke up and headed to CVS and let you pick your own card for your mom and bought her a candle.  You picked a monkey card and an apple strudel Entenmann's candle which you said smells like red.  Then we came home and we made a coupon book for your mom.  On an originality scale we are probably at a negative score.  Most mommies like candles and the coupon book is a bit trite.  Some romantic but broke guy somewhere in this world made the first coupon book filled with promises.  Since then every clueless husband and son have just followed suit.  We probably didn't score high on the craftiness scale either, but the cuteness scale might save our final score on your mom's b-day score card.

Remember work will always be there.  Birthdays come but once a year, and though we should celebrate those we love every day, it is always nice to go the extra mile on the birthday anniversary.  Also remember that just because it has been done before, doesn't mean it is less special.  There is a reason the tried and true became the tried and true.

Sincerely with love from your dad,

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