A memorable birthday card

I still love the homemade birthday cards from my kids, even when they’re 25 years old. Received this one last week from my (younger) daughter…

Things to do on your birthday:

1. Take a lot of pregnant pauses [something I’m known for, especially among family members]
2. Thoroughly clean the kitchen, then declare that “kitchen is closed!”
3. Bleach the crap out of something [it’s true, I love to use lots the bleach when doing the laundry]
4. Play on iPad until you fall asleep with your mouth open
5. Be generally awesome and wonderful

Love you, Papa!

About Doug

I have been a writer ever since fifth grade when I won second prize in a “prose and poetry” contest. I am also a Presbyterian pastor, and for several years toward the end of my career I lived and worked in Zürich, Switzerland. I am now retired and live just north of Holland, Michigan, along the lake.


4 Responses to A memorable birthday card

  1. Dee Harris October 27, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    Do you use Dutch Cleanser?

  2. Lizzy Brouwer October 27, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    I think I left out “Spend hours doing yard work and raking leaves on your day off, only to have your daughter come home and dump them all out so she can jump in them.” You taught me a lot about grace that day 🙂

    • Doug October 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

      I think you’re forgetting the actual words I used that day. If you happen to remember, please don’t repeat them here.

      • sarah October 28, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

        i remember what words! by the way, you’ll get your card this week when i see you. i’m the bad daughter.