Friday, December 28, 2007

Tricky Dick

As I've mentioned before, I hang with a group of ladies I met back when Boo was a baby. The kids have grown up as friends and now we're attempting to do the same for our babies.

One of the moms is also a bit unconventional just like me with a daughter who's just as unique as Miss Boo. But now, both of them have totally out-wacked us in the wacky department. I mean that as a compliment.

Her daughter, who also sailed through her test for the gifted education program, is about to turn 4. Her mom asked what kind of birthday party she wanted. Care Bears? Backyardigans? You'll never guess what theme her daughter asked for. Never in a million years.

Richard Nixon.

Yes, Richard Nixon.

Her daughter has a place mat with the faces and names of all the American Presidents and has become fascinated with Richard Nixon. As my friend was telling us this fact, her daughter was sitting there going, "I cannot tell a lie! Tricky Dick!"

So, how do you carry out a Richard Nixon theme for a four year old? Her mom is decorating the room with red, white, and blue streamers. She printed pics of Richard Nixon to hang around the room. She got a red, white, and blue pinata and will place Nixon's picture on the front. She got Nixon campaign buttons off Ebay. She's even giving her daughter a Nixon paper doll kit. I didn't ask about the invites or the cake, but you know they are going to be a hysterical.

Richard Nixon. I mean, what four year old would ask for a Richard Nixon themed birthday party? The fact that her mom is running with it is just classic.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hilarious! Of all the presidents, she picked "Dick Nixon Before He Dicks You!" That will be one bumper sticker that won't be at the party, along with this legendary anti-war
appeal (referring to Viet Nam):
"Pull out, Dick, like your father should have!"

That's a party that should earn its
spot on MaeTube! ;-) L

Steph said...

Thats GREAT! Great that the 4 year old picked it and Great that the mom went with it!!

Raquita said...

so classic - you'll have to post pictures - see these are the kinds of kids I would want my kid hanging out with

Louanne said...

That is just too much!! Thanks for sharing the story.

lauren said...

Dying of laughter. That's just awesome.

tubelessstl said...

omg, this has got to be the best party to be had. I can't wait to see a picture or two and how the kids react to the theme. LOL

Ashley said...

Hilarious!! What is up with Richard Nixon? 2 years ago, my free spirited (then 10 year old) dressed up as Dick for Halloween. We even found a great rubber mask!!
I hope you'll post a photo of that party!

Kitty said...

Richard Nixon is at least respectable. Grace asked me for a "rocking out" party and says she wants a cake with Poison on it. Hm. I think I'm going to stick with the theme, but go with cupcakes. Hopefully none of the other parents will have a problem with the soundtrack. "Talk Dirty To Me" and "Shout At The Devil" aren't standard fare for the average four year old, I imagine.

Holly said...

I'm curious what she'll want as a theme next year.
That is hysterical. I would love to hear how it turns out.

What does this say about her future aspirations!?!?!

ISO(In)sanity said...

Personally, I would have gone with Rutherford B. Hayes...

:)

Or, perhaps, William Henry Harrison - the guy needs something to make up for the short stint...

gnomic said...

You really need to by her the Dunesbury collection!