Friday, October 17, 2008

It's the Gift that Counts!

So here I am, on the eve of my birthday, hangin' with my dogs while the kids are sleeping. A few years back, I would have been jumping out of my skin on this particular occasion. I've always loved my birthday. As a child, it was the anticipation of gifts, as well as the belief that the whole day was about me. As I got older, it became about the anticipation of gifts, as well as the belief that the whole day was about me. I don't know where the excitement went, but somehow this day managed to sneak up on me and I hadn't really noticed. Sure, my family members have been asking me about gift ideas, and Pumpkin is jumping for birthday cake, but I'm not feeling it the way that I used to. It has nothing to do with getting older either. I'm where I want to be at this stage in my life, so my age really doesn't bother me. I think I'm going to blame my husband. This morning he mentioned my birthday, and asked me what he could get me. I can't believe that he is only asking today instead of having spent the last two weeks planning a special surprise. He always asks instead of trying to surprise me, lest he make a bad choice. The truth is, I'd rather be surprised, but only if it's a surprise that I want. Maybe I'm the one to blame. Nonetheless, I'm going to give hubby a hard time. My mom can't babysit on my actual birthday, so she offered to babysit tonight such that hubby and I could catch a movie. He already had plans to play poker, but he said with a look of guilt and sadness that he would go to the movie if I wanted him to. Naturally I told him to go play poker such that he doesn't resent me for suffocating him in a deathtrap of a marriage, but really I think he should have insisted on the movie. Now he's going to be sorry that he is giving me the opportunity to pick my own gift. Do you like this watch?:

I could learn to love my birthday again.

9 comments:

No Mother Earth said...

Hey - you're not married to my husband are you?? You have just described many an evening in Casa Earth, except I don't get to pick out a present.

The watch is fab, btw.

Happy Birthday tomorrow!

Chantal said...

I think you need a girls night out Birthday. I wish I was closer to you or I would come pick you up. We forgot my 30th birthday (D was only 7 months old) and I was so sad. I balled. Of course since then we have forgotten anniversaries and a few more birthdays.

That watch is very nice!

ourlittlefunnybunny said...

ha! Like Nomo said my husband sounds very much the same.
Take that watch!

Mamalooper said...

Loving the Tag. Could be living in rags but give me a good bag and a good watch and I am in heaven.

crazymumma said...

Happy Birthday!

but dude. that watch could feed a small town.

Anonymous said...

Belated HAPPY birthday wishes !! Hope your enjoying the watch...LOL

kittenpie said...

I love birthdays, too, but I totally don't mind picking out my own present because I get something I want, and Misterpie likes that he usually doesn't even have to shop for it. Win win. And Uma could make anything look good, so I can't possibly be objective.

motherbumper said...

It's lines like "The truth is, I'd rather be surprised, but only if it's a surprise that I want. Maybe I'm the one to blame." that I love, LOVE. Now I must find out if the watch appeared.

Melissa said...

Well, since you have a baby, and you might need to hold her, and you wouldn't want to risk injuring her by dropping her while contorting your body to read your watch -if it happens to be on the arm that's holding her- I think you need two. One for each wrist.