Sunday, May 10, 2009

Oh, no...I didn't it!

This so could have been a "Not me!" Monday post because I can barely believe I was this kind of wife this week. But it's so sad that I thought it deserved it's own post.

Scott recently had a birthday. It was tradition that on his birthday as a child he was given a chocolate eclair. When we got married, I carried on this tradition by visiting a french bakery the day before his birthday and buying him a chocolate eclair (or two) for breakfast on the morning of his birthday.

This year I took slacking to a whole new level for Scott's birthday. I was planning on buying him the eclairs the day before. I swear I was.

But he asked me about it and had decided he wanted to make his own eclairs. So the day before his birthday, he looked up a recipe and bought the ingredients. On the morning of his birthday, he asked the boys to "help" and set about making his own eclairs.

Yes, my husband made his own birthday treat.

Additionally, I had absolutely no plans for the day. But then I remembered seeing a sign about a classic car show happening that day. Men love classic cars, right? So we packed up the boys and headed out.

It turned out to be a nice event...the boys loved seeing the cars and Scott and I loved seeing their excited faces. We had to cut things a bit early. To make matters more complicated, the in-laws were driving out to watch the boys while Scott and I head to the movies to celebrate our upcoming wedding anniversary.

So we headed home, met the in-laws and dashed to a movie. After gorging ourselves on popcorn, Scott and I were rather full. So I didn't bother making him a birthday dinner. Again, classy thoughtful wife, right? For the boys, I threw together an ice cube tray smorgasbord.

As the day drew to an end, Scott motioned to the armoire in our bedroom and asked me to open it. Inside I found a birthday present for him. A present that he bought himself. A present that he put his own bow on.

Yes, my husband had to take care of his own birthday present too.

I guess the very least that I can do is wish my darling, wonderful, loving husband a belated happy birthday!

26 comments:

  1. It sounds like he still had fun!

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  2. Happy Belated Birthday to Scott!
    BTW, the eclair looked yummy!

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  3. I love a man who takes charge of a situation and makes it his own, LOL!!!!!!

    Happy Birthday, and way to go, Carey, for cheering him on from the sidelines, ha ha ha!!!

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  4. Hi, I stopped by from Sits to visit. I'm all about eclairs for birthday...and I know all about hubby buying himself his birthday present too!

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  5. Oh boy, I was laughing SO hard when I read he wrapped his own present, and that he hid it was the icing on the cake! I think it sounds like a good time. Popcorn sounds pretty good to me.

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  6. At least this way he's guaranteed to like what he got!

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  7. Sounds like he enjoyed every step of the way, though!

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  8. Okay, I agree with you. That was pretty pathetic. How you gonna make that up to him? I'd like to read that post. :)

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  9. Sound like he enjoyed every minute of his b-day... and you know what? I bet he loved his present too!

    Happy Birthday Scott!

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  10. That sounds alot like how my birthdays go. LOL Your hubby is funny. Cute pictures. Did the eclair taste good?

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  11. LOL -- well, at least he got what he wanted!

    Visiting you from SITS today--have a wonderful one!

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  12. LOL! You're so funny, I'm pretty sure you had very good intentions...it was Mother's Day, you're off the hook!

    Looks like he can make a pretty mean eclaire! Yum! I hope he got what he wanted for his birthday...hee hee! Sounds like everything worked out and you ALL had fun :)

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  13. Some guys just don't mind doing things for themselves! Gotta love him!

    It sounds like he had the birthday he wanted so don't beat yourself up about it. By the way, you sound amazingly like me.

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  14. Way to go on the eclair, Scott! I bet he thinks he had a fantastic birthday-after all he got what he wanted!

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  15. Oh, that is a classic!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. HE MADE HIS OWN ECLAIR!!!! Just remember this, I am lucky if my Hun can boil an egg. And today is my birthday - check out who ended up needing and getting more attention on MY birthday.

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  17. How do I put this nicely?? Hopefully you made it all up to him!!

    Happy Birthday you poor poor man!! :)

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  18. Happy Belated Birthday to him!
    I totally sucked for the hubs birthday this year. Oh well there is always next year.

    BTW did you change the color of your font to red on red? It is kinda hard to read, maybe it is just me.

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  19. Ok, I totally just reread my comment and I can't believe what I wrote. I meant to say that his birthday was just not good this year, lol.

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  20. It soundslike he did exactly what he wanted and had a ball. Happy BD SCott...

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  21. This is too funny! But hey, he go all that he wanted, right?

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  22. Ok, it sounds like he had fun. And, now he can make Eclairs!!! Yum! All in all, I bet he was pretty happy with everything. (But you are right- this would make one incredible Not Me! Monday post!!)

    It is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Read my latest allergy post: Kindergarten Orientation was Exciting

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  23. The eclair looks pretty tasty!

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  24. hmmmm sounds like a good day to me

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  25. Funny funny post - tickled me pink, thank you :)

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