Sunday, October 3, 2010
Birthdays are not quite the same thing when you are an adult. When I was a kid, it was always a great day, presents, cake etc. Now the reality of a birthday is that it is like any other day, busy and not very glam. This birthday was no different...the boys went to school in the morning without lavishing me with kisses. Ralph's mom came over and satyed with them for the day until around 4:30 when she returned home. After school in the afternoon we had differences in opinion concerning homework, chores, behavior etc. During dinner they continued to exhibit less than exemplary behavior. Then dessert came and I put a '50' on my cake (which I had of course, baked for myself :) instead of my actual 38. They questioned my application of the wrong number and I said, well this is how old I actually feel today...you have been pretty rotten. From that point on until bedtime, they became perfect children, just like the ones I had wished for my special day. I guess I didn't specify that I wanted them to be good ALL day long. Sigh. Thanks to all of you for your comments and birthday wishes! And I did get some fantastic presents of course!