I had a wonderful belated birthday celebration here in Switzerland, including a long, leisurely mother/daughter breakfast of pastries and free-ranging conversation at a local bakery while the guys and kids played at home.  Both Vivienne and Joseph made me birthday cards, all cute in an adorable 18-month- and three-year-old grandchild way.  Then again, one of Joseph's was cute in a decidedly not-three-year-old grandchild way.  He refused to write "Happy Birthday," or "I love you," or "Grandma," or even "Joseph."  But when Janet suggested that he could write numbers instead, he went to work with alacrity.  Here's one page of his unprompted, unscripted response:


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Happy Belated Birthday!

Posted by Eric on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Thank you, Eric!

Posted by SursumCorda on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 3:57 pm

You mean, birthday pi!

Posted by joyful on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Oh, I misread your title. I thought it said "Have Some Birthday Cake".

Posted by joyful on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I knew you would get my joke, Heather. :) It's odd about the title, though: I wrote it, and half the time I still read it the way you first did.

Posted by SursumCorda on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 12:55 am