Daily Archives: June 22, 2010

My Quotable Sons

The Mister reads his handmade Father's Day card, while our #2 son watches TV.

In our family, handmade cards reign supreme. It has nothing to do with expense, although have you checked out the cost of greeting cards lately? Yowser! We just prefer that personal touch that comes with hauling out the crayons and colored pencils and cranking out sentiments that truly come from the heart.

Usually my sons create their own cards for Father’s Day, but this time they collaborated on one (where “collaborated” means my #1 son probably was too lazy to come up with his own card).

The front of my sons’ Father’s Day card.

#1 penned the front of the card, which said “Today is a Very Special Day . . .”

The inside of the card is spartan yet poignant.

My #2 son took over for the “Happy Father’s Day!!!” part inside the card. What impressed me the most about this particular project were quotes that my sons chose to include in the card. #2 went with the ever-popular “Thanks for being a great Dad,” attributing it to himself and then signing Michael Scott’s name, because Michael is a quote stealer. Methinks he’s been watching too many episodes of the “Office” lately.

But #1 went in a totally different direction. A lover of nonfiction baseball books, my older son has read more tomes involving the small, white, seamed ball than possibly anyone in the world. Why? Why not! The Mister shares that love of baseball, so it was no surprise that #1 picked a quote from a baseball player, Harmon Killebrew, for his sentiment:

Harmon Killebrew

“My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You’re tearing up the grass.’

‘We’re not raising grass,’ Dad would reply. ‘We’re raising boys.'”

So are we. And it sounds like we’re doing something right for a change!