May 8, 2009

Birthday Deja Vu

I'm weird and I know it. My husband knew it when he married me and our son Drew's had first hand experience for the past 24 years. I like to have fun and seek every opportunity to lighten the day. Birthdays are no exception.

When Drew was in junior high school his messy room was a running joke. One day I found a birthday card that mused about clothes strewn all over a boy's bedroom and it was so apropos I bought six of them. He received the same card every year until he moved off to college. Then, one day I found Showbox cards that wish the celebrant a "Clown-Free" Birthday! Since Drew's been petrified of clowns since he was old enough to speak, you guessed it, I bought six of them.

This year after wishing him a happy birthday I informed him he could expect this card on his special day until he is 27 years old! He got a another kick out of it and so did I. It's a Douglas thing I guess. Aren't you glad you are not my child?

What fun family jokes do you carry out with your loved ones?


katiegfromtennessee said...

That is funny, Mrs. Nancy:):) I don't do anything like that for birthdays, but my man and I do like to laugh together over things. My husband's side is def more silly in their interactions than my side. They are a blessing for sure:)

Blessed day to you,


Phil said...

My family does this too. Except it's usually accidental.

Beverly said...

This is great. I love the idea!
Thanks for sharing it with us.

Cheryl Barker said...

Those kind of quirky family jokes are the ones they'll never forget. That will be a story that is told on you forever :)