Over the weekend, I allowed my three year old to assist me in cutting letters out of cute paper to make a "Happy Birthday" sign for her quickly approaching Pepto pink birthday celebration. First we printed giant letters on the printer. Then we cut them out and traced around them on the cute scrapbook paper. Then I cut them out while repeatedly explaining why Momma was the only one allowed to cut the cute paper. The soon to be four year old was unimpressed with my feeble explanations. But then she got distracted by a glue stick and some posterboard and the cute paper crisis was averted.
The letters turned out cute.
I'm not sure what we'll do with them yet. There's always the wall and some tape but that seems sort of blah. I'm blah 99.9% of the time but rarely on birthdays.
They didn't even take long to cut out. Mostly thanks to the glue stick and posterboard. But it didn't hurt that I picked a simple font either. Last year when I cut out zebra print letters for a zoo theme I stupidly picked a font with serifs. Holy cow that was dumb. Promise me you'll never try that.
My mother was lucky enough to witness the lettermaking live and in person. Shortly after I subjected her to a "should the pink swirl paper go before or after the hot pink stripes" discussion she mentioned that they sell signs at the store that say "Happy Birthday." She says some people buy them and hang them on the wall to celebrate. Isn't she cute? I know. I explained how much cuter my letters are. And they include my first born child's name which is way more fun. Because it's personalized. And homemade. And homemade letters = I love you. Duh.