My 3-year-old’s birthday party was cancelled due to COVID-19. Then Denny Hamlin, first responders, and Caps fans came to the rescue.
I’ve been looking forward to March 20, 2020, over the last few months because it’s my son Ethan Wesley’s third birthday. Ethan’s started to have a better understanding of the world and that has made everything more fun recently. So we planned to throw him a big racecar and trucks themed birthday party this weekend to celebrate because those are his favorite things in the world.
“I can’t wait!! My… birf-day. I three!” he said when I reminded him the big day was approaching before bedtime last night. “PRESENTS. ME!” (We’re learning on being less selfish.)
Unfortunately, we had to cancel Ethan’s big birthday party a few weeks ago due to the COVID-19 outbreak. And we couldn’t attend the Capitals game on Friday, which we had gotten tickets for, to see Ethan’s namesake, Caps PA announcer Wes Johnson.
Despite these setbacks, we’ve tried our best to make things as normal as possible for Ethan while still practicing social distancing as the CDC recommends. We also got some incredible help from two of the most popular NASCAR drivers in the world, Denny Hamlin and Matt DiBenedetto, as well as first responders and Capitals fans to make Ethan’s third birthday very special.