To My Hero (I hope)....Happy Birthday!
For Kurt's birthday I had the kids make him cards. They drew the pictures and then told me what to write. Madeline had me write the following:
Dear Daddy, You are the bestest daddy and I love you daddy. You are great. You are my funnest daddy. You go to work and I miss you. Love, Madeline
She then took the card back, pointed to a ghost-like blob in a bubble and said, "Look Mom, this is you trapped in the dungeon. And here is the Queen," she went on, pointing to a large person in a black dress, complete with a rather pronounced bosom. "And the bad Queen is going to turn you into a bad guy."
Gee, thanks. I feel the love, truly....
"What does that have to do with Daddy's birthday?" I asked.
"Well, daddy's over here," she said, flipping the paper over to reveal a long, skinny person with a great big, happy smile. "He's in his castle."
"Why is daddy in his castle and I am in a dungeon," I questioned.
"Oh, he's taking a rest but he might come save you," she said nonchalantly.
"So, let me get this straight," I said. "Daddy is resting happily in his castle while I am trapped in a dungeon by an evil witch?"
"Yeah," she replied.
Figures. I turned to Lily's card where she told me to write:
I love daddy because he gave life to us. I love daddy because he doesn't know where he is going. Love, Lily
Great....the hero of this story is lost and I'm trapped in a dungeon.
Happy Birthday, Kurt! May your life be drenched in happiness, your days well guided and your plans wrapped up in success....especially those that include dungeons and rescues...
(And if all else fails, look on the bright side: at least you aren't the blob in the dungeon.)