A snippet of a conversation I had with Emily and Andrew on the way to school...
Guess who has a birthday this weekend?
We had a birthday!
I know you did. But this weekend, Daddy has a birthday.
Is he going to have a party at the bounce house?
I want to have a party at the bounce house!
Is he going to have a cake?
Mommy, if he drops his cake, he can get another one.
Is he going to be two? He's going to be two because he has a back and legs (as she holds up two fingers).
What do you think we should get Daddy for his birthday?
Let's go to Wal-Mart and get him a party hat! (as he throws his arms up in the air)
Happy Birthday, Daddy Marty! Have fun bouncing. Don't worry about dropping your cake--we'll get you more. After all, you're only two (three, tops) in your kids' eyes and they think you look fabulous in a party hat! What more do you need?