Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Big people just don't get birthdays!

Okay, I want you to know that I am extremely appreciative for my wonderful and practical birthday gifts. They are very nice and each and every one of them I truly needed. Somehow, however, they just missed the message that I tried to send out yesterday. It all started out well enough. The kids were excited all day long. They could not wait to get home from school to celebrate Daddy's birthday. After school Mommy came home from work and DeeDee came over. It was officially time to open presents. As you can see from the picture below the kiddos get it. They can't wait for me to dive in each and every card. It is a celebration.

Next came presents. The kids were so excited they could not stand it. Their gift came first. In true kiddo style they picked it out, used mom's plastic, and got Daddy what they wanted. Now, what do kids get people for their birthday. Well, toys of course! And, that is exactly what they got their Daddy - a genuine, remote control, red, land and sea, hovercraft. The perfect toy for a Daddy. Look at their smiles. This is what birthdays were made for.

You see kids just get it! Now lets look at the adults. I received wonderful gifts from them. My wonderful in laws gave me a brand new Sonicare toothbrush and a gift certificate for new shorts. I am guessing they think I have some hygiene issues. But, hey, that was very nice. It was wonderfully practical, hygenic, and responsible. They were not to be outdone though. My mother topped them all with a brand new ....

dryer! Come on, you can't get more excited than that. That is right, a genuine extra large capacity gas dryer. Now who would want that for their birthday. This is truly the Mecca of birthdays.
Like I said, grown ups just don't understand birthdays.
I wonder if that is because we have so much purpose.
Thank you everyone!


Anonymous said...

I just told my friend, you know you are old when you are happy if you get something practical - like my KitchenAid Mixer. Now I am dreaming of a front loading washing machine.....
p.s. my kids always pick out the best presents too :)

NB Warrior said...

Happy Birthday! And I would have loved to get a new dryer for my birthday... I keep asking for the Dyson vacuum. We'll see if it's ever wrapped in Superman wrapping paper! ;o)