A few months ago, Chris and I visited the Mall of America for our anniversary (romantic, right?). While we were there, we (I) did some card shopping at Papyrus (adorable stationary that definitely costs a pretty penny). We (I) carefully chose some beautiful and meaningful cards.
But Chris was all like, "Why does anyone spend six dollars on a card?"
And I was all like, "HUSH! They're like tiny pieces of art!"
And he was like, "They're just going to be thrown away."
And I was all, "The sentiment will be enjoyed...and I'll be keeping mine." (I picked out my own Mother's Day card.)
To which he said, "Well, don't spend that much on cards for me."
And to which I replied, "Oh, don't worry. I won't."
When Father's Day rolled around, I kept my promise.
Pinterest to the rescue, I downloaded some card templates and fancied them up a bit.
Then, I interviewed each of the kids separately with a fill-in-the-blank activity, beginning with Carter since he's a big ol' copycat these days. The following is what they said about their Daddy:
My Daddy's name is Daddy.
My Daddy is 2 years old. (holds up 2 fingers)
My Daddy is big tall.
My Daddy's favorite food is noodles.
My Daddy's favorite color is deen (green).
My Daddy's job is to clean up.
My Daddy loves to play wif me.
My favorite thing to do with Daddy is play wif Daddy.
My Daddy makes me laugh when he nuddles me.
My Daddy taught me to catch.
My Daddy is the best at (whispers) nuddlin' me.
I love my Daddy because I love him.
My Daddy's name is Chris.
My Daddy is 60 years old.
My Daddy is (this big) tall.
My Daddy's favorite food is pancakes (big ones!).
My Daddy's favorite color is green and blue.
My Daddy's job is to fix people.
My Daddy loves to make things, like salad and pizza, and loves to smell flowers and candles.
My favorite thing to do with Daddy is play with him and snuggle with him.
My Daddy makes me laugh when he tickles me.
My Daddy taught me to sing.
My Daddy is the best at baseball, 'cause he always catches the ball and hits it far away.
I love my Daddy because he hugs me and loves me.
After all of that, I think Chris is probably right. He LOVED his cards and the sweet words from his kids. THESE will be the cards we end up keeping for years to come. :)