Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Super Bowl Isn't Super

As always - The Cast of Characters

Me (The Daddy)

The Bean: Age 8
The Butterfly: Age 6
The Darling Wife

My sister threw a Super Bowl party. It involved watching the game, eating too much, and watching commercials. Her husband is a great cook, so I was all ready to claim a spot on the sofa.

The Bean and The Butterfly were excited about the party. The Butterfly, in particular. She made a Happy Birthday card for The Bee (my sister's redheaded offspring).

Trouble is, The Bee's birthday is not in February. It's in August. 

Undaunted, The Butterfly makes the card.  "Here Bee," she says upon arrival.  "Happy Birthday!"

"It's not my birthday."

"Oh. Then why is there a party?"

The Bee says, "It's so we can watch commercials."

The Butterfly is confused.  "We don't watch commercials at home. We fast-forward them."

"We do that too.  But these are special commercials."

"Oh." The Butterfly watches a few commercials. It becomes apparent that these are not special commercials.  "I'm bored. Let's play Barbies.  

So maybe the commercials weren't all that special. But my little girls are.


  1. That was really cute. Kids never see things the way we do. Or is it, we don't see things the way they do???