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Outside the box

We have a birthday boy in the house today

It’s a certain someone‘s birthday today, and the boys and I collaborated on a banner. My instructions were clear:

Aidan, you write HAPPY, I’ll write BIRTHDAY, and Eamonn, you write DADDY. Then we’ll hang them all up for Daddy to see when he comes downstairs this morning.

Well, my boys are nothing if not outside-of-the-box thinkers, and instead of Happy Birthday Daddy, I got Happy Coke Chocolate Orange Cinnamon Raspberry Lemon Birthday For You Daddy Daddy Daddy I Love You Seriously Eamonn. *sigh*

Admittedly, this is way more interesting than what I had planned, but I can’t help but think ahead to the coming school year, and their homework assignments. Individuality and creativity is not always a prized commodity when it comes to following directions and completing worksheets. Although, I think homework would be a heck of a lot more fun if it were, don’t you?

14 thoughts on “Outside the box

  1. We have 3 boys and every birthday/christmas/mother’day/thankyou card I have ever received has the required baseball theme, including but not limited to: a Yankee word or image, a tool of the game, i.e. bat, ball…., or a requisite baseball player including a depiction of myself in a baseball get up. I have, of course, kept them all…they are priceless.

    1. Around here it’s Ultraman. Everything has an Ultraman reference. Definitely priceless!

  2. Cherish that individualism. They will start to conform all too soon. It is a shame that any of us lose that.

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    1. Agreed. And if I thought I’d be any good at it, I think I’d homeschool them in a heartbeat, just to help them keep some of that individualism!

  3. what a wonderful thing for dad to see when he walked down the stairs! I am so for “outside the box” and think this has got to be the most specialist birfday greeting there could be!

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    1. Heh. That’s exactly how E pronounces “birthday.” And yes, N enjoyed the sign. He thinks my section of it is really boring in comparison to the other two πŸ˜€

  4. They did do what you asked, you did not say they could not do more;) I love it and think it is extra cool.

    1. You have a point! I think it’s cool, too. And so did Birthday Dad.

  5. I love the “seriously” part! πŸ™‚

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    1. Me too – I think it’s my favorite embellishment πŸ™‚

  6. What great boys you have! Here’s to many calls to the principal’s office for them showing their creative sides!

    I hope Dad’s birthday was a happy and chocolately, assuming of course, that he likes chocolate.

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    1. Haha, yes, I think that is definitely in my future! ANd chocolate? Oh yes.
      That was good

  7. How great! I’m sure your husband would much rather see his kiddos creativity than the vision you had in mind!

    Those pictures are wonderful!

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    1. Oh, I’m sure you’re right! He definitely enjoyed seeing it waiting for him when he came down yesterday morning, every panel infused with personality πŸ™‚

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