Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this weekend and Crappy Baby and I were talking about what to do for Crappy Papa.

I always ask the kids their ideas for stuff like this. They’ll come up with something easy like cupcakes with ‘Papa’ written on them. We’ll make the cupcakes and then I’ll present them with theย explanation, “The kids wanted to make you cupcakes, it was their idea.” And because it was their idea he’ll feel all warm and fuzzy and he can’t complain that all he got for Father’s Day was another batch of cupcakes because it was their idea.

You see my motive? Having them come up with something takes all the pressure off. Besides, it is Father’s Day. Not Husband’s Day. The kids should be doing the heavy lifting in the ideas department.

So I ask Crappy Baby:


No? How could this be? He always has ideas.

Maybe I have to rephrase the question.


No again?


Dang. He isn’t helping.

I know, I’ll help him brainstorm!

I’ll ask him a few questions about Papa’s life and interests and that will hopefully spark an idea for Father’s Day.

And here is a tiny snippet of the actual conversation complete with some crappy animation:

Happy Father’s Day!

Does your Father’s Day celebration involve food?


Nope, Crappy Papa is not a chef. He does cook though. And eat.

Yes, for Father’s Day this year his celebration will be mostly everything food. It was their idea. ย 

For a slightly more mushy gushy Father’s Day post, read mine from two years ago, Why My Husband Deserves Father’s Day. (That was my 4th ever illustrated post. Wow, the pics were crappy back then. Heh.)

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101 Responses to Happy Father’s Day

  1. Vivbrant says:

    I love how his eyes narrow in though….and then he comes through loud and clear for “mostly everything!”

  2. Vivbrant says:

    *thought. Drat.

  3. June1 says:

    Ha ha ha ha! I love it! Crappy Baby is adorable! And I love Crappy Boy’s laughter in the background.

    This video, along with the cupcakes, is the perfect gift. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Food is about all we ever do for any holiday. Lots of food for lots of days. It’s like we’re a big huge Mediterranean family, but we’re not.

  5. Awesome job, Crappy Baby! At that age I don’t know that I would have known what my dad did for a living either … eating mostly everything sounds like a perfect job!

  6. Okay, that animation was the cutest thing ever. (Although I suspect Crappy Baby in person would probably give the animation a run for its money.)

  7. Oh that was so adorably cute. I like when his head was to the side thinking and he had his eyes narrowed. My sons glitch/repeat exactly like that, it is almost as cute in person as that video.

  8. Sonia K says:

    Love it!! I can’t ask my kids for ideas and leave it up to them. They’ll pick a car or a new house or a computer.

    • Kelly says:

      Same here. Which is why my husband has a new flat screen tv for his fathers day gift. Well, to be fair, he does have a birthday this same week. So its a combined gift. Still, though. And my geek husband is all “it’s gotta be 1080, and have this spec and that spec or it isn’t worth buying” so this wasnt a cheap tv either…
      Yeah, I woulda baked a cake. My kids have high standards.

  9. Jill says:

    Oh I love it so much!

    We’re grilling ribs and corn this year. We always grill, it’s pretty standard.

  10. Karen says:

    LOL, that was adorable! I think with that video you’ve got it covered!

  11. Elisabeth says:

    MORE CRAPPY ANIMATIONS!!!! Is it a buttload of work to do? If it’s a crap ton or a buttload of work, don’t worry. But if you have “people” to do it, MORE MORE MORE! Love hearing sweet baby voices!!

  12. Tina W. says:

    Hey, you are getting good with the animation stuff. I loved your poop monster book trailer and this one is so adorable it hurts! Do MORE videos!!!

  13. My son loved this almost as much as the Poop Monster.

  14. Dan says:

    As one of your dad readers, I’d say that is the best and most accurate description of what dads want for Father’s Day. Bring on the mostly everything food! Well done, Crappy Baby.

  15. Laurie says:

    Love Crappy Baby’s new look!

  16. Kristin says:

    Hah! I loved it, so funny and cute!

    We’re going out to eat at a steak place. The answer is always steak for my husband.

  17. Kami says:

    That’s fantastic! You are so smart to make the kids do the hard work. Even when it backfires, it’s still great! LOL! I love the video. Happy Father’s Day Crappy Popa!

  18. Rach says:

    Oh, it always involves food! This year we’re celebrating at my sister’s house potluck style. There should be mostly everything represented. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Jodi says:

    Oh good god, that was hilarious. Thanks for the laugh (again) ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Lissa says:

    When I asked my 3.5 year old daughter the “What should we get daddy” question, she thought and thought and then came up with what she thought was the best idea ever – an ostrich!

  21. Jo says:

    So… mostly… cooking stuff and eating stuff, then?

    Love your pictures, especially the table with mostly everything ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Teresa says:

    That’s pretty awesome. LOVE the video.

  23. Elissa says:

    Maybe it’s an age thing; our oldest (who’s about the same age as CB) thinks that his father goes to work and makes chocolate milk :p

  24. Julie says:

    Adorable. Love the animation.

  25. Josi says:

    Ah, so funny! Yes, Crappy Papa has no interests in life besides eating, huh? Haha!

    And the animation with the actual sound? Genius! It’s AWESOME!!!! More! More!
    (I see a Crappy Movie in your future ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Shannon says:

    Haha! Not so much with the cooking in our house. (If my husband was single and out on his own he would probably live off of PB&J.) But eating everything is definitely what Daddy does around here too!!!

  27. Betsy says:

    Love the video! At least food is an easy gift to make. My 3 yo daughter has decided that my husband needs a dump truck for father’s day. I can’t get her to agree to anything else either!

  28. Erica says:

    So funny (and hella cute to hear the actual voices)!

  29. Abby says:

    Haha this is my favorite post from you EVER. I now want all of your posts to be animated! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Kiinu says:

    That’s hysterical! We like to eat mostly everything here too lol. the animations are awesome, if it’s not waayyy too much work you should do more!

    My 3y.o knows what daddy does, but that’s because “My Daddy drives BIG TWUKS!! BIG BIG ONES! And they BLUE!”

    XDD Trucks are easy to remember.

  31. April says:

    Maybe you could just give him that video for Father’s Day. It’s fab. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And thanks for NO help deciding on Father’s Day stuff! haha.

  32. PJ says:

    Adorable! When my kids were that age we asked them what our hobbies were. Dad’s were money and eating and mine were doing laundry and cleaning up toys.

  33. Ophelia says:

    Oh man, you should do more animated videos, that had me ROFL!

  34. Stacy says:

    The videos are my new favorite part!!

  35. Ashley says:

    I think this post is proof that videos need to be a regular addition. Loved it.

  36. tara says:

    Hahah that is so cute! I love your animation! I’m so jealous, I’ve always wanted to animate something!

    Happy Father’s Day, Crappy Papa! Hope you get mostly everything.

  37. Think about your dad. /
    What gift would he truly love? /
    “A pile of money.”

  38. Elaine says:

    I took my girls shopping yesterday and thought it would be a good time to decide (and buy) Father’s day gifts…. My oldest suggested we get daddy “something girly, so he’ll freak out, and then we’ll go buy him his real present” or “macaroni and cheese… in a box.”….. great ideas let me tell you.

  39. Laura Twinmom says:

    HAHAHAAAAAAAA That clip was soooooooo cute! lol! Esp when your son is like “ahhhhhhhh” and the animation is also wide eyed and mouthed! Really adorable! Also cute how kids see their parents and “what they do”! lol!

  40. Shayla says:

    Our celebrations almost always include food, but our Crappy Papa rarely cooks. He does eat though. His request for a present this year is (to my eldest son @7.5): “How about you give me good behaviour for a week?” Yah, well, something fancy and edible is more likely…

  41. Lauren says:

    Now I am totally jealous that my 19mo wouldn’t understand if I asked her that question because I TOTALLY want to make a video like that for my hubs for Father’s Day! You should just load that on the computer and stick a bow on the screen. ๐Ÿ™‚ Best present ever!

  42. Melissa says:

    Adorbs! MORE animation, your fans demand it.
    My son had picked out red plastic ‘jewels’ for me for Mother’s Day so he says for Father’s Day we should get Daddy ‘blue jewels’. Seems reasonable.

  43. Tarina says:

    Hilarious!!! I love your animation of him thinking, and then the repetition is JUST like my kids!!! So funny! Happy father’s day to your wonderful hubby!

  44. Amy says:

    Apparently when I was in preschool they asked me what my father did for a living and after much deliberation, I told my teachers at the Montessori that he stole street signs?? It was written down in my end of year memory book. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your video! Darling!

  45. jenbloomer says:

    I almost don’t recognize Crappy Baby!

  46. Heather V says:

    I don’t know how you do it, but you make that crappy animation so freaking adorable! I get tears of laughter and adoration each time I watch this, and I don’t even know you people!

  47. Heather V says:

    And I agree with Melissa, above. More animation with ad-lib narration by your boys!

  48. Ha ha, awesome! I love the blinking!

  49. Baby Jesus I have not laughed that hard in forever!! THANK YOU!!!!!

  50. Randi says:

    Love this!!!!

  51. Angela B. says:

    That video is hilarious!!!

  52. Jennifer says:

    Criminy. Crappy baby is getting cuter EVERY DAY!!!!!!!

  53. Crystal Medeiros says:

    Best post ever! Loved the video!!!!

  54. Elina says:

    Love the video!!! I remember reading that father’s day post 2 yrs ago, after I quickly got hooked on your crappy pictures (my first blog hook). I saw my husband in those sketchy images of yours, trudging up the hill, carrying the diaper bag like a pro-dad, and putting up with my crazies like they were nothing! And I loved how Amber took the very little time she likely had between chasing her wee ones to whip out a few crap drawings to make us all laugh, tear up and totally relate. You rock – thank you!

  55. Jen says:

    Omiheck!! Can you do MORE video animations??? This is priceless!! Keep it up and pretty soon you can move from blogs to you tube, to your own syndicated Saturday morning cartoon…why not???? You’ve already got a published book!!!! I LOVE THIS!!! So so so cute!!

    ‘Mostly everything’ bwahhahahahaha

  56. amber says:

    that is awesome! haha

  57. I also leave it to my kids- my oldest? He said he’d write happy father’s day on a piece of paper. Hmmm…. He’s almost 10, I’m not sure that will suffice.

  58. Dee says:

    cant see it, not fair. Will have to try from home

  59. Miranda says:

    I love it when dads are actually involved with their kids and obviously love them. Coming from a family where that is not the norm, I try to make a point to thank the good dads I know on a regular basis. My entire reason for marrying my husband and consenting to have kids with him was because he was a helpful and involved older brother, so I knew he would be a great dad. And he is! We have 3 so far with plans for more ๐Ÿ˜€ He holds his babies, plays with his older kids (that middle child fits into both categories!), helps to parent them at all the hard times (in the store, at the dinner table, etc), and tells me I’m a great mom. What more could I want?

  60. Lisa says:

    My kids insisted we watch this over and over…!! So fabulous.

  61. Liz says:

    I asked my five year old what we should do for Daddy. She replied that we needed to make him a food he liked because all holidays have special food. She asked me what his favorite thing to eat is and I told her key lime pie. I was informed that key lime pie didn’t sound “desserty” enough, so we should make him a lettuce and peanut butter sandwich because he loves those things and she can make a sandwich all by herself.

  62. Starla B says:

    So cute! I can’t wait to see this at home when I can actually hear the clip. (My work comp has no speakers.)

    This is our first father’s day (bear is 6 months) and I’m making him a frame with three pictures of bear holding a wooden “d”, “a” and another “d” respectively that I made. (Wood blocks with letters carved out that I colored with alcohol inks.) Hubby actually has to work on father’s day, so I’m going to try to make him a dozen bacon roses and possibly dinner. (I’m no cook, so this should be interesting!)

  63. Missy Wise says:

    That video is awesome! I read it with a cup of my morning coffee… The perfect start to the day (i live in oz).

  64. Lj says:

    Is a crappy show in the works?

  65. Lisa @ How To Be Supermom says:


    Also, my daughter thinks my job is Facebook. No joke. And I really do have an actual job. And I work from home. Apparently she thinks whenever I’m on the computer, I’m on Facebook.

  66. Sarah S says:


    So now I want you to animate all your posts, that was terrific. Or at least have a weekly cartoon, preferably Saturday mornings, so I’m not stuck watching “My Big Friends” or “Dora” for the umpteenth time.

  67. DrL says:

    Our Father’s Day will involve food! We did the Pinterest thing where I asked my 3yo questions about her dad, and at least 2 answers involved food or eating. And he loves cheesecake. We may make one together on Saturday

  68. Chelsie says:

    OMG I loved that animation & crappy baby’s cute voice so so much!! I too vote for more animation videos!! Please oh please!! and Happy Father’s Day!!

  69. Devan says:

    Amber, seriously, that video is so freaking awesome!! LOVE IT!!! I have watched it many times! I am going to show it to my kids and report back. ๐Ÿ™‚ <3 Devan

  70. SarahViajara says:

    My daughter is old enough to ask this year – her answer was “a horse, a big one, bigger than Papi – we can make it from cloth!” She has remained consistent all week in her answer. Even if I make a Big Horse, what to do with it after???

    • kathy says:

      Horse-shaped body pillow! Husband can snuggle it when you’re actually trying to sleep!

  71. Flannery says:

    Damn, that audio was awesome! Your kiddo sounds pretty darn cute AND funny.

  72. That video made my day and, it’s the first day of summer break here so, that’s saying something.

  73. Aw, I love the crappy animation! That’s some good stuff. Er, some good crap. You know what I mean.

    Happy Crappy Father’s Day!

  74. That was fabulous! I think you may be onto something! Super cute!

  75. Katie says:

    How the conversation went for us:

    Me: What should we do for Father’s Day?

    Hubs: I’d really like to be able to sleep in.

    3yo listening in: I don’t think that’s a good idea.


    It may sound boring, but this is how Mother’s Day went:

    Slept in (10!)
    Gma and Gpa watched daughter while we painted her new room.
    Took Hubs to Urgent Care for a torn achilles.
    Gonna be hard to beat that. I’ve been joking about plans to disclocate something ๐Ÿ˜‰

  76. Haley says:

    My husband would like to state that a Father’s Day in which he gets to eat mostly everything (he wants) would be an awesome Father’s Day Celebration.

    Total win on the idea Crappy Baby.

  77. Jennifer says:

    When my son was that age he thought Daddy’s job was ‘picking cans and filling them up’. (He designs laser aiming and night vision equipment! No cans involved!)

  78. Tia says:

    For our Father’s Day celebrations we dropped our kid off at camp and then took naps. WOOOT!

    I miss my kid already.

  79. Lady SBR says:

    buaaehhhhh …. cant watch the video. it just doesnt show. i have the latest adobe flash player but nothing. tried safari/mozilla (Have a MAC) can you store it somewhere on your site for download?

  80. Collette says:

    I guess it really does just come down to eating. We went to breakfast at a restaurant after church & to my sister’s house for steaks on the grill.
    Love the animation! Crappy Baby really had his mind set on “eating & cooking”.

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  82. Johanna says:

    So funny! I just watched this and interviewed my 11 year old and 3 year old about their dad and that was very enlightening.

  83. Caryn says:

    Since my dad is next to impossible to shop for, my mom and I took him out to his favorite restaurant for Father’s Day. It was a win-win, since we didn’t have to buy anything that he would eventually throw-out, and he got to eat his favorite foods.

  84. sharon says:

    Wish wistfully for the book.

  85. Hayley says:

    Haha, so cute! I love Crappy Baby!

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