Birthday Ball of Fire

Today is my husband’s birthday. We’ve been together 20 years now (gasp!) yet I still never know what to get him. I’d say he’s hard to shop for but that’s not exactly true. He’s not particular in the least, he just doesn’t want anything. If I ask him what he wants he tells me nothing. Unlike me when I say nothing, which really means surprise me with something spectacular, he really means nothing. It’s true. He’s fully content with what he has. Or maybe that’s what I tell myself because I hate to shop. No really, electronics or gadgets of any kind, clothes, material stuff in general—not his thing.

If his birthday falls during the week I would normally cook him his favorite meal or dessert, maybe both if he’s lucky. If, like this year, his birthday falls on a weekend we might go out to dinner at our favorite restaurant. This year though we’ll be on the road so I’m SOL. Or he is. One of the two.

When I couldn’t come up with anything I decided what he would really enjoy is pictures of our daughter. She’s 18-months-old and a ball of fire so it’s not all that often I chase her down with the camera these days.

It’s true I’d rather take photos than shop but I think he’s really going to like these.

jill - February 11, 2012 - 1:14 am

I love these! And not only are we kindred spirits in the cleaning dept, but also in the shopping dept. I hate shopping too! Zappos has saved us both. And Phil never says what he wants either. So I feel your pain on all levels.

Tricia - February 13, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Cynthia, charming pictures of GiGi! I especially like those where she’s reading her fairy tales. Here’s hoping that Paul’s birthday was special. Look forward to seeing you three sometime soon!

michela - March 24, 2012 - 9:43 am


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