Sunday, December 12, 2010
I :heart: easy
My son has a friend who practically lives at our house. And he's just a really nice kid. For a while I wrestled with the notion of him being a bit Eddie Haskell-ish, but after a while it just sunk in that he's one of those rare, honestly nice, kind people. Because Ian (my son) can be sarcastic and has been prone to pushing the limits, I am very grateful for Jared's good influence.
Last night my other son Ted came to me and asked he he could borrow one of my "tall" candles. After some confusion and a "What the hey ho are you talking about?!", it finally occurred to me that he wanted one of the super tall birthday candles that I had gotten at Crate and Barrel a couple of years ago. When I asked him why, he said it was Jared's birthday and they were going to put it in a Little Debbie strawberry shortcake roll and sing happy birthday to him. One of the things that I like about Jared is that he has an infinite amount of patience for Ian's younger brother and sisters. And they all adore him as well.
I decided to make Jared a card, and at the risk of looking like a really creepy old lady, when I came across this one in my Silhouette library I thought it pretty much said it all. This was thrown together in about 15 minutes flat, which absolutely never happens, so it is, indeed, simple. But I glue dotted a $10 Taco Bell gift card to the inside and signed it "Ian's Mom" and I was happy to have been able to do something for him...