Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Birthday Recap

I didn't get the watch, but had a pretty good birthday regardless. The day started off with balloons, streamers, those party favour things that you blow into, and party hats. This was hubby's answer to my complaining about there being no hoopla about my birthday. Kind of a rude awakening actually, but Pumpkin thought it was hysterical, and it was very cute overall. We invited two other couples and their spawn over for dinner, and enjoyed watching three little girls dress up in princess costumes then turn the house upside down. We haven't had a lot of evenings where we socialize with other couples and their kids. Usually we dump our kids on my mom and get out for grown-up time. Family socializing seems to be fun for the kids, but the adults never actually get to talk to each other. Oh well. Only one thing got broken, and dinner was tasty. My annual birthday Indian food feast never lets me down.

Today hubby took me out to buy me my gift. As mentioned above, I did not get the watch, but technically, it is still owed to me. When I was pregnant with Chichi, I found out that we were having a girl, but hubby didn't want to know the sex of the baby. I knew that if I did not ask questions pertaining to having a boy, he would know it was a girl, so I inquired about things such as the circumcision, the potential boy's name, and started sentences with, "If we were having a boy...". I asked girl-related questions too so it didn't appear that I was trying to make him think it was a boy, but somehow he got it in his head that it was definitely a boy. Any time I steered him towards thinking it might be a girl, he thought I was just trying to keep the secret alive instead of having him "know the truth." Realizing that he would not be swayed from his belief, I asked him what kind of "push present" I could have if it was a girl. Naturally he told me that I could have whatever I wanted, thinking that it was irrelevant. I told him that I wanted Uma Thurman's watch, but added that he should get it for me regardless of the sex since I was kind enough to be birthing his child. He said that I could only get the watch if I produced a girl. Hee hee. One day I'll collect. For today, my new earings will do! Is this not the most superficial babble you've read today?

7 comments:

No Mother Earth said...

Man, I should have worked harder on selling the "push present" idea. I like presents.

Nora Bee said...

I love the idea of a push present. I also love the idea of Indian food for a birthday tradition. Happy returns of the day to you!

Chantal said...

Push present eh!? I like it.

kittenpie said...

I am all about the push present. I'm waiting for my fingers to unswell before I order mine...

motherbumper said...

My push present was a engraved Nano, no complaints here considering I'm married to the cheapest man on the planet. Let this post stand as a reminder that he still owes you a watch. BTW - happy belated birthday :)

petite gourmand said...

my push present was a ring from tiffany's.
Which sadly was purchased when my fingers (like the rest of my pregnant body) was swollen & fat.
now it's too big and doesn't fit anymore....shoulda gone for the earings instead.

happy belated b-day!

Barrie said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Guess what? I had Indian for my birthday in Toronto too!! When i was there last summer.