Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you,
happy birthday dear Jeff, happy birthday to you.
Today is my husband’s birthday. He is the perfect square of perfection today. For those of you who have no idea what I just said, he turns seven-squared today.
I tried to plan a getaway trip for us. Of course, no vacancies could be found in any of the resorts we can visit free of charge (except our annual maintenance fees and the thousands we paid years go to buy in – but you know what I mean).
What is the point of “owning” a timeshare if you can’t enjoy it whenever you have a special occasion? Yeah, I don’t know either.
Beginning in January, I asked him every few weeks what he wanted for his combined birthday-Father’s Day gift. The reason it is generally one item for both days?
- They are within a week of each other
- He never wants anything I can afford to buy
- His wants exceed the spending limit for a single occasion
The day after Father’s Day, he opens up his Muscle Car catalogue and points out something he wants. A hood strut kit. Yep, I just had to check the magazine to see what it was called. If you know what it is and what it does, more power to you.
“It probably won’t get here in time,” he says. Not that it matters to him. He’s the most easy-going person about nearly everything (I do have a kids throwing gravel at his truck story that defies this).
Additionally, he doesn’t feel the need to get gifts on his birthday, Christmas or any other time. If he wants something, he just goes out and buys it. He’s inherited this trait honestly – his mother is the same way.
I asked what he wanted for dinner. Of course, he’s on a restricted eating plan. He said hamburger pie but that doesn’t really meet the requirements. Whatever. There are no calories on your birthday, right?
Usually he wants a lemon meringue pie for his “birthday cake.” Ugh. Is there a way to make him a single piece of pie? I could probably find a recipe for a mini-pie.
How can I celebrate this special man? I don’t have enough money to shower him with things he deserves. I’m not famous enough to garner his birthday announcement viral digital attention.
Suggestions? What would you do to make someone awesome feel special?