- I just love him.
- He passed on the "Ooh! Shiny!!!" gene on to me from his side of the family, so I knew if I made him a technicolor dreamquilt and he'd love it as much as it deserved to be loved.
- He's the grandfather of my baby boy, his namesake, and doppelganger.
- When Sloan and I got married, I set the wedding date to be on dad's birthday to gently remind him that I'm more important. I still feel a little bad about that.
- Dad taught my siblings and me that if someone keeps borrowing your stuff and not putting it back where it belongs (remotes, combs, scissors, cars), get some rope.
|Michelle has learned this technique best.|
- As of right now, dad's will only bequeaths 1/4th of his wealth to me, as the rest goes to the other three kids. And as far as I can see, there are only so many ways to bump that portion up a little, and since dad keeps refusing to give me power of attorney, I guess I'll have to take his suggestion to "do it the old fashioned way and become the favorite child."
- I have no money and (certainly) no other skills.
Throughout the process of making it, I got kind of attached to my technicolor dreamquilt.
|I call him DQ|
|He looks so peaceful when he sleeps.|
Anyway, I don't want to go so far as to say that DQ is a member of the family, but I will say that if (heaven forbid) the Moore's had to choose between this little guy or, say, my 21 year old sister Michelle, it'd be a difficult decision to make.
And that's what makes him such a great quilt.
So happy birthday, dad! I hope you like my gift! And if you like it enough to pass another 25% of your liquidated assets my way, I don't think anyone would see that as unreasonable!