9:25 PM, Sunday, June 28th, 2015:
I'm not kidding. 37 minutes...
...that kid honestly sat there scooping ranch into his mouth for over half-an-hour. I think he may have been a little reticent about all the people there so he just stood there eating. And eating. And eating. Heh.
So we pulled it off. It took some doing, it felt weird, several people acted like it wasn't REALLLLLLLLLY his birthday and said "here's your ALMOST birthday card" but most understood and appreciated what we're trying to accomplish. As the years go on, I think he'll really appreciate having a special day since Christmas and the time surrounding it is so hectic. Of course it will take a lot of work on our part to keep it up because people really do consider it "less than" a real birthday. As if it's really half a birthday. Technically, sure, but the kid doesn't get a fuckin' birthday party. For the love of whatever God you believe in, please play along and sing him Happy Birthday.
Alright, Hollywood Bowl with the Delorean in a couple days!!! Should be pretty awsome.