Thursday, November 08, 2012


Today is my husband's birthday and I feel so badly for him because it's a crazy/regular day with hopefully a little birthday acknowledgement at the end. First this morning I had an OB appointment so he had to do the morning kid routine, including the carefully choreographed 15 minutes around the 'burb that is dropping off Katy and David on time. So then he was late to work and I know he had a lot to do there, including giving blood like he does every time they call him. He will then rush home after work (where I will meet him after Katy's last gymnastics class) so we can go to David's open house at preschool. This event is a big deal for David: he's been talking about it for a week and preparing for it at school for a long time - he keeps telling us all the things that he will show us and the "ack-tib-itees" they have planned.

Then we'll be home by 7 and I hope to do some kind of celebration (and dinner? when will we eat dinner?) before the kids go to bed.

So this crazy day is the perfect illustration of all that Brian does for us (and others) and doesn't get a whole lot of thanks. He's an excellent husband and a fantastic father (the kids absolutely adore their dad) and he deserves a bit of appreciation.

(We are going out tomorrow night while Mel watches the kids, so hopefully the appreciation will just be delayed a bit.)


Pam said...

Happy Birthday to Brian! Sounds like you guys have a crazy day as usual. I can't convince you to come and watch Skyfall with us tomorrow night can I???

Jen said...

This sounds so much like Nathan's birthday in September. It was only 6 days after Emmaline's heart surgery and we'd only been home from the hospital for 2 of those days. I did remember to buy him cards before the surgery, but poor guy had to buy his own present online. Thankfully, someone from church made him a cake so I didn't have to worry about that either. There's always next year! Hope you and Brian enjoy the birthday date!