Blondie is a routine person & when she likes something she sticks with it. So it was no surprise that she wanted Subway for her Birthday dinner, just like every Birthday since she could say "Subway." After we all ate our own custom-made sandwich, we lit her candles on her Reese's cake & sang Happy Birthday. Then I realized I didn't have my camera, which, like, never happens.
As I ran for the camera, everyone began singing in slow motion so the song wouldn't end before I got back to document it. An interesting phenomenon occurs when people are singing in slow motion: their voice gets deeper. We had a lot of baritones last night.
I got back in time to finish the last line of the song.
On cue, Blondie leaned in to blow out her candles...
|Candle Blow-out Bomb|
...& like a stealthy little candle blower, Amazing Grace swooped in & blew them out just before Blondie did. From several feet away she got every single candle. Nice shot, Amazing Grace.
So we lit the candles again.
The best way just so happens to be my way. Light a spaghetti noodle (uncooked, if I have to be specific for my non thinking-for-themselves friends) & use that to light each candle. It keeps your hand far away from the flame on each candle because, dude, flames like to lick fingers & it's not a gentle lick. It hurts.
How many parents does it
take to light B-day candles?
As many as it takes to each prove
their method is the best.
So we sang again, only this time I had the camera & we'd already sung it once, so we sang on turbo speed. Since turbo speed is the opposite of slow motion speed, another interesting phenomenon happens: those same baritones become sopranos.
|No Blow-Out Bombs|
No one stepped in at the last second to get to the candles first, but I don't think it was because they were being thoughtful of Blondie. They didn't want anymore delays in eating the cake.
|Blondie decided this was her slice.|
|Then she couldn't wait &|
tried to eat it off the platter.
|Poor Amazing Grace|
didn't like the
of cake she got.
|"I heard that song about happy|
Birthdays. I don't know why they sing
it, but I know good food comes after it.
What's a Birthday party without your brother showing a video of a 75 year old woman in her britches singing Wrecking Ball while holding a mallet?
|Amazing Grace is|
|Boy Teenager is traumatized|
by that vision for life.
|Blondie thought it was hilarious.|
|"I could have done|
without that video."