Today, I went on a trip to a drug store. Why? To buy posterboard, markers and a birthday card for yet another little girl whom we’ve never met! I wanted to get a birthday card with a unicorn in it, but there was only one left and it was dog-eared. So…”Hello Kitty” then! Turns out she likes Hello Kitty, per her mom…that makes two of us!
My custom- made Hello Kitty jammie pants (2018 cabin trip)
Yup, time for another “birthday parade.” While social gatherings remain verboten, parents have started inviting friends, family members and in this case… “trivia comrades” to come drive by their homes, brandishing signs, banners, etc. and waving at the birthday kid. Not the same as hiring a drunken (or methed up) clown, blowing virtual tokens in video games, bouncing around in a rented bouncy contraption or eating enough pizza, candy and cake to inflict a diabetic coma from afar, but I digress! I don’t have kiddos, but I can be a pretend auntie – or whatever! Auntie Mame? Wasn’t she a drunk? Hmmm!!!
I’ve asked my husband to put his artistic skills to use and draw a unicorn on the poster for the 9 year old birthday girl. All presented with bright neon/pastel permanent markers.
It’s kind of sad, really. I’m sure this girl would much rather have a “real” birthday party with friends and family and maybe even a drunken methed-up clown (pssst…no kids like clowns). Just like her big sister, whom also had a birthday parade two months ago. I’m glad to help cheer her up, and it will be fun to have an art project (I’ll do the lettering and other assorted embellishments on her birthday sign).
New markers!!!!!! 😀