You could ask my boys, “What’s it like to have a designer for a dad?” Lucas would point to his head and say “bonk,” but that’s just because of his limited 2-year-old vocabulary and his passion for headbutting the world at large. Cody and Max would probably say “Birthday cards!” … Or “Coffee!” but you get the point.
Every year I make custom birthday cards with a surprise design for each of my sons. It started out randomly, just something I did, then it became a tradition, and by now it’s a high-pressure, large-stakes deadline for me to not just knock my kids’ socks off but to vaporize them off their very ankles!
Here you can see only the first three, obviously the earliest, for Cody. Don’t worry they get much more elaborate as the years pass.
A lot of parents get pretty intense about their kids’ birthdays. C’mon. What crazy things have you done for your kid’s birthday or heard about others doing? Maybe coating the family cat with yellow spray-on hair dye and black makeup for a kid that goes coo coo for Pikachu. The love we have for our kids can get us into some pretty amazing nuttiness.
Next up in the series: Star Wars birthday fun for Cody and Max. Stay tuned!
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