I made this birthday card for my daughter Candace's grandpa's birthday (mouthful).
I love that man. Whenever I think of him, I smile. And he was a tough cookie.
He's not my dad. He's my daughter's father's dad (another mouthful).
I hope he likes this card.
I have a really difficult time making cards suitable for men...and this one barely fits the bill...the little bow on that button just might cross the line a bit, but I don't think he'll mind. He's really old. HA! Don't worry, he wouldn't mind the tease...it's a thing we have...insulting each other. I know. Disturbing.
You know he's one of these guys that comes across as crotchety, hard, tough. And he is. I remember being youngER. I never wanted him angry at me. He is scary direct. You don't want to disappoint this man.
He tells you what makes him proud. And it's genuine.
He is just as genuine when he's upset.
So you never want to disturb that.
Anyway, he really is amazing and this was for him.
And I really hope he likes it.
He WILL definitely call it a pansy-ass card...and then launch into our normal dialogue...
Oh, aren't you an electrical engineer, why are you making stuff like this when you could be engineering the next amazing thing...and why aren't you working electrical engineering? What is it exactly what you do?
Hey, it's my hobby! You know, like when you testosterone your way into the wood to conquer the Moose!
Yeah, exactly..you get the picture. That's our dialogue...with a smile and a hug.
He'll like it anyway. Damn curmudgeon that he is.