So we're at a hockey game, and the boys are talking. At this point, I can't even remember what they were talking about, but it must have been something fairly un-manly, because all of a sudden jparks says to the boyfriend, "Let me see your wallet." The boyfriend replies, "Why?" At this point, jparks already has a wry smile on his face and is trying to contain his laughter while he says, "I need to take away your man card!"
I'll be honest, it was pretty funny. Jparks found it particularly hilarious. So when his birthday rolled around a few weeks ago, I knew what I had to do. Actual MAN CARDS were now needed. I found the only photo I had of jparks and threw together a design modeled after a California driver's license, and even went through the trouble of going to Kinkos and laminating the damn thing. While I was at it, I made one for the boyfriend too. I figured they could spend the evening of jparks' birthday taking away each other's man card if one of them started talking about flowers or kittens.
The final delivery of the man card was inside the pinkest, most glittery birthday card I could find. I think there may have been a kitten with a tiara on the front, and possibly the word "princess". Now that he actually had a man card, I thought it would be fun to instantly have a reason for someone to take it away from him. He went one step further and ordered a pink girly drink while we were at dinner.
He may never get that man card back.