It’s Birthday Week in our house. My other half is turning the big 3-4 on Thursday. And yes, in case you care to point it out, I’m older. The word Cougar didn’t have quite the same meaning when he was 20 and I was 22 when we met, but it now gets jokingly tossed around. Thankfully, I have less gray hair than him, but that’s not saying much these days.
I personally believe in birthday week month. I should get to celebrate all month long, and everyone else should at least celebrate all week long. It should involve family dinners, fancy dinners, spa days, girlfriend getaways and family football weekends. It never does, but a gal can dream. (And it’s September for those of you who believe in making dreams come true!)
Michael on the other hand just wants some cake and a gift- and a gift of junk food, kool-aid, and chocolate is acceptable. He
will certainly not appreciate a blog post! But since I’m jetting out the morning of his birthday for work, I thought I’d make sure that more people know about his big day and can help me say Happy Birthday.
This guy of mine is pretty cool, and here are some examples of why:
** He’s funny. And mean. But the mean is usually joking, and people know it. I share the same sense of humor, though I seem nicer at first. But he makes me laugh. A lot.
** He’s ridiculously smart. As in, can master anything he puts his mind to. He can give you detailed stats on a baseball game at the end of it, without ever taking a note. Drives me nuts.
** He loves our kids as much as any Dad ever could. And they feel the same.
** He loves God.
** He loves people and will do anything for his friends.
** He has a lot tougher battle than he lets on to most people, battling Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome about as many days as not it seems. He downplays it and how it impacts him. But our kids are seeing a good example of how to fight through challenges.
** He’s good lookin’. Just a bonus.
** He loves sports, is competitive and knows a lot about baseball. For me, those are musts. Gotta keep it interesting!
I’ll do a future post on all the things he needs to work on. Kidding. He knows he’s not perfect, though he’ll tell you otherwise. He knows there are some areas that he falters, like we all do. But we’ll keep him