Whatever Wednesday–The Proxy Birthday Card

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

richards card

My youngest just turned eight and we had a little family celebration on her birthday, with a kid party on the weekend. She had several presents and cards from family members to open at her family party. When she was finished, she brought out a card and said “Oh look, I have one from Richard”.

This was a complete surprise, since her older brother isn’t really into the whole little-sister thing. You know how that goes. Check out his expression above.  Plus the writing on the envelope didn’t seem to match my son’s handwriting.

Turns out Jessica decided to make a card for herself, since her brother wasn’t going to be having any of that. She drew a picture of a boat (his favorite subject) and wrote:

Dear Jessica, I love you just the way your are. Eight was my favorite year. From Richard.

When she’s married, I suppose she’ll just send herself flowers and chocolates on Valentines day, save her husband the trouble and actually get what she wants. 

17 comments:

Shelly said...

that is too funny! right now my kids are still little and adore each other, but I'm sure these days are just down the road for me.

Lisa said...

That was such a cute story and sounds so much like something my daughter would do! Thanks for sharing!

Haley D. said...

Smart girl! LOL What a precious story. I can't wait to see the scrapbook page...

Lorrinda said...

Oh this story is precious! Your daughter sounds like quite a character:)
Maybe she takes after her Mom?...just needing any excuse to make a card;)

Carla said...

Love it!! That is hilarious!!

Karen said...

That is an awesome story!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

cowboycentral said...

Too funny. What a creative daughter you have.

Becky B. said...

That's too funny - thanks for sharing...you made me laugh out loud!

Sheila Bennett said...

She is so adorable!!

Melissa Robinson said...

Tresa, That is hilarious! I love it! What did her brother think of her fabrication? Did he care?! TOO CUTE!

Fi said...

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stampmom said...

That is totally precious! Love your son's expression. Can't wait to see another picture of them together with the card 20 years from now LOL. She has your flair for the dramatic, I'd say :)

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Crackin' me up!!

Connie J Miller said...

Nice of brother to stand in the picture. Of course if he didn't I guess she would of just photo chopped/shopped whatever way it goes in. LOL

Christa said...

Now that I am off the floor from laughing so hard. Jessica is one smart cookie to have learned that lesson at such a young age. Good for her...and hopefully brother will come around...

Crafting Passionz said...

lol your son doesnt seemed impressed does he lol they are darling
thanks for sharing
shar

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That was such a cute story and sounds so much like something my daughter would do! Thanks for sharing!

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