My birthday is Dec. 29 and what an inconvenient time of year for a birthday! I read on someone's blog that she did not like her Dec. birthday because it gets mingled in with all the holiday hustle and bustle. I've been fortunate in that growing up with a sister who's birthday is the day after Christmas, my Mom made sure that our birthday's were special. We got separate gifts, wrapped in birthday paper with our favorite cake. I didn't want cake, I wanted chocolate eclairs (or cream puffs). Hmm, hubby doesn't do those! but he did order me a cake, which shocked me! My son in law's birthday is Dec. 28, so we gather as a family for his birthday, so hubby waited until New Year's Day to have the family over for my birthday. He gave me my birthday gift early, an ITouch. Then on my birthday he brought home flowers and a card. My friend took me out for my birthday the day after and another friend took me out on the 2nd. And most special of all, my youngest daughter (with Down's) wanted to take me for lunch on my birthday. Here's our conversation:
S: Mom, let's go out for your birthday. I want to buy you lunch.
Me: Wow--that's great! Where should we go?
S: it's a surprise!
Me: oh, okay. but you'll have to tell me so I know where to go when I drive.
S:I want to take you to Applebees.
**we get in the car and are headed to Applebee's. The minute I pull into the drive there, she says:**
LOL--she's so fun. She "forgot" her purse, so I bought lunch for me and her! And then she thought I should have a birthday dessert and thought a Frosty from Wendy's would be good. Again,...I bought. But, it's the thought that counts, doesn't it? yep, it sure does and her being so excited to treat me for lunch. Money has absolutely NO value to her. She could have a lot of it or none of it, and either is fine. But she does have a good heart.
Anyway--Happy Birthday to Teri (Dec. 26) Matt (Dec. 28) Cindy (Jan. 1) and Collin (Jan. 1).