Mike’s birthday was this weekend. In our house we don’t do “parties” per se but we do celebrate the birthday person. We let the birthday person pick the menu for the day and put up banners and signs. We’ve had the same ones for many years. Well, mostly . . . I had to replace one banner because it got broken and not easily fixable.
We also celebrate with my extended family on a Sunday around the birthday. Sometimes that means we are celebrating two birthdays on a given day since several of us has birthdays close to each other.
Well, the point of all this is to remind you to celebrate your hubby on his birthday. Make his favorite dessert. But above all, show him some extra attention. This is especially important when you have little children. You spend so much time devoted to the kids that hubby can feel neglected or pushed to the side. Take a nap during the day during the children’s nap time/quiet time, so that you are have some energy left for him at the end of the day.
Think about some little things that you can do to make his day (and his night) extra special. Help the children celebrate him too. It is a wonderful feeling to have your household tell you how important you are to them or how fun you are or some other expression of love.
But whatever you do, do NOT let it be “just another day.” This day is special because the man you love was born on this day. Make sure he knows how blessed you are that he is here. It is easy to get bogged down in the daily grind but don’t let that happen on his day, even if he tells you to.
The great thing about all this is that you can do this no matter what your financial situation. You have to eat anyway, so make his favorite foods. Certainly you have paper and crayons, markers, pens, or pencils around with which to make some signs, if you haven’t already purchased some in previous years. (We got ours at Dollar Tree.)
Use your imagination and make him feel loved and desired by you.
Until next time, God bless,