My husband turns 40 today. He’s older than I am. By a lot. Okay, not by so many years, but give me a break.
He is NOT a birthday celebrator. So despite this being a big number birthday, he wants me to ignore it. Too bad! I’m throwing a party! Cause I love parties. As a concession to his anti-social ways, I’m keeping it VERY casual and limited the guests to family only. Given the size of our family, w’ll have 20 people for dinner Friday night.
If it were up to him, he & I would be on a plane this week to somewhere cool like Japan or South Africa to celebrate his birthday. Sadly the budget didn’t have room for a birthday trip, so we’re sticking close to home. And I probably won’t even get him a present. He’s impossible to shop for. In the 20 years I’ve known him, I have yet to buy him a gift he actually used. Wait- I did manage to get one gift he liked. One night he said he loved peanut butter more than anything. My then-8 year old asked if he “liked it so much, would he marry it,” the answer was yes. I bought him a cafeteria sized jar of crunchy peanut butter and we decorated the jar of PB in white tulle and faux pearls. Best. Gift. Ever.
What about your sweetie? Is he/she a birthday celebrator? Easy to buy gifts for?