Sometimes it really sucks to not have an income.
Especially when it comes to wanting to celebrate the birthdays of people who do have an income and so willingly share theirs with you just so you can live your dream of spending first-time parents euphoria with a little cute being.
You want to pamper them, treat them, make them feel special, yet there’s nothing you can do that about it without the whats-mine-stays-mine-cuz-I-worked-hard-for-it funds instead of the whats-mine-is-also-yours funds to dip into.
And for someone who has always been huge on birthdays (not referring to budgets) and have always been up to something for the Bo’s since we got together (let’s see… we’ve had surprise parties at his home, at his fav watering hole, at his fav place, at Macadies, at his fav restaurant with a crowd he always least expects) – not being able to do anything (like buying us gastronomic dinners & nice tasting alcohol as I usually do, followed by a night of Jersey Boys was on the cards for this year!) during his last lap of his 30-something relay really sucked. Then again we’ve always said that the big celebration for both of us would come in the same year, when we both enter into the next digit with our birthdays being less than a month apart.
But as silver linings would have it, it turned out to to be one of best gifts & celebrations yet. It was simple, yet it made the birthday Bo gleefully delighted on the morning on his birthday (probably also from the relief of knowing the whats-mine-is-yours funds were spared, hur hur). Mission accomplished.
Order of events:
The little man got up at his usual 7:20am and sang till we woke to pick him up and into our bed.
But this morning, a personalized card made with the help of mommy (only because he requested with those pitiful eyes) was in his hands all ready to give papa as tempting as it was to squash and rip it apart. #thank goodness for hardy parchment paper
Because by the time the Bo gets home from work, the little man is fast asleep.
Hence we got the Bo’s all-time favourite pandan kaya cake ready on the breakfast table while he was in the shower, ready to surprise! surprise!
This year was really special because he had a mini-me to blow out candles with.
Bo couldn’t get the day off work. So we decided to celebrate it in the evening instead sans baby.
We initially planned to check out some ramen places, but the snaking queues put us off. Walked past this charmer of a spanish place.
Birthday boy really needed a beer to unwind after a long day at work, I missed my mojitos too and turns out tapas and alcohol make a good birthday feast.
The highlight of the evening had got to be when the Bo told me that he intended to have a nice night out too as he wanted to let me unwind from mommy duties, take a break and enjoy. Aww. Now what was the occasion again?
I love u Bo! Happy Birthday, and enjoy the last bit of 30s before uncle hood becomes an official association. It’s going to be the best year yet!