Posts Tagged ‘Birthdays’

That’s Why We Shouted “Unsurprise!” At The Party

November 3, 2021

“How can it be a surprise party?” my son asked me. “It’s not like I don’t know it’s my birthday!”

He had a point.

When Gaming And Birthdays Collide

May 31, 2021

She’s [age redacted]? It’s time for her to start gearing up!

– L., age 10, making a joke upon hearing his grandmother’s age


May 12, 2020

I’m just a tad pensive today because today is the day that even *I* have to admit that unless something changes dramatically along the way, I can see middle-age on the upcoming horizon from here.

(And no, I’m not in denial.  I know my calendar age,  but assuming it continues to be worth it, I really am planning to live that long.)

Regardless, Happy Birthday, Son!

November 4, 2019

Yesterday was my son’s ninth birthday, and at some point it occurred to me that it also marked the half-way point to the start of his adulthood.

When I mentioned this to his mother she got a little misty-eyed.

When I mentioned this to my father he likened this to being at the half-way point of a marathon:  While technically it’s true that you only have as far to go as you have already gone, the second half is a lot more involved than the first.

Oh, Riiiight! Happy Birthday Then!

June 12, 2019

Why am I wishing this person a happy birthday via social media again?  I asked myself this morning.  We haven’t talked in years, I can’t remember the last time they even acknowledged when I sent them any well wishes, and odds are good they’re not checking their own page anymore anyway, so . . . why?

Because it’s their birthday, the answer came back, and if they do check their page you want them to know you were thinking of them even if they don’t acknowledge you, remember?

Birthday Thoughts

May 12, 2016

“What do you want to do for your birthday?” Lala asked me yesterday.

“Reschedule it to a time when I feel like celebrating it,” I chuckled.

(Still recovering from the road and the events of last week, but me being snarky is a good sign that I’m getting better.)

Birthday Moments – 2014

May 12, 2014

Me: So . . . since it’s my birthday, does this mean I get to sleep in tomorrow?”

My Family: *deafening silence*

Me: *chuckling* Yeah . . . that’s pretty much what I figured.


Mom: It’s a good thing you picked up the phone, otherwise I would have had to sing “Happy Birthday” as my message.

Me: Why do you think I picked up the phone?