Crazy things are happening at the studio. For anyone who hasn’t noticed, we have had a sandwich board in the foyer of Spirit of Clay for the past eight years. On this we make announcements about special parties that we are having such as “Happy Birthday” and also the name of the birthday girl or boy. The children seem to get such a kick out of seeing their names officially displayed along with a birthday wish. I remember when I was a kid and how special it was to be recognized as the birthday girl. Sure I wish they had Paint You Own Pottery studios to have a birthday party at back in the day, but then again that is a whole other blog post. So getting back to the sign in the foyer, someone decided that they wanted it for their own and walked off with it. Really, who does that, at Spirit of Clay of all places? So today, little Bobby who just turned five years old had no sign to announce his getting older. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that it was stolen by someone who must have been pretty desperate to steal a sign that’s sole purpose was to put a smile on a child’s face and wish her or him a Happy Birthday. I would like to think that it was borrowed by someone who needed a way to make a birth announcement to their neighbors and that it is sitting on their front lawn and will soon be returned. Wouldn’t that be nice.