I started going into labor on my husband’s 30th birthday. 2 Days later, our tiny, early love was born. While I did get him gifts for his birthday, I claimed that our daughter was the main gift. Obviously! She’s fantastic. Can this be the gift that keeps on giving? Can I use her for the gift each year? Like ‘here honey, Happy Birthday, remember that one year I made you a human? Yeah, you’re welcome!’ But seriously, can I?
He is the most difficult person to shop for. I don’t care for his birthday, Father’s Day or Christmas. He buys what he wants when he wants it. Or he wants ridiculous things that I can’t afford, and we don’t need. I am a social worker. A part-time social worker. Part-time. I am not bringing in the big bucks here. I can buy you a hug. Is that sufficient? I try to buy activities or experiences since he has ALL the stuff, ALL of it! These are more meaningful. However, some of the experiences we haven’t done yet. That would require us to leave our daughter over night. I still think neither one of us are ready for that yet.
He wants an ice cream cake. He’s lactose intolerant. Supposedly. Or should I say, he is selectively lactose intolerant. That’s more accurate. He won’t eat mac and cheese because it has too much cheese, but lasagna is fine. Regardless, ice cream cake it is, because it’s his day!
It’s not that I’ve waited until the last minute to get him something because I forgot. It’s because I can not think of a single thing he wants or needs. Because of this, I am very seriously considering putting a bow on our daughter and telling him “you’re welcome.” He can’t return it or say he doesn’t like it. Win-win, right? Yep, he’s getting an almost 2 year old. She’s not brand new, but I would classify her as a pretty entertaining and wonderful gift. Happy Birthday to my 2 loves!