Saturday was Thomas' 35th birthday. He went camping with the cub scouts, so we celebrated Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Around here, it's more about the meaning or different way of giving a gift, than that actual gift itself. (Well, sometimes anyway). Since we were not buying gifts this year, I only sneaked in one small gift. Did I make it easy and just wrap in it some pretty paper and hand it to him to quickly open. HA! Absolutely not! He had to work for his gift.
I made him and the kids go outside while I hid clues around the house.
When he came in, a birthday gift bag was on the mantel. Inside, he found a card that said, "Happy 35th Birthday! This is not a gift, but turn it over for a clue." The clue sent him "swimming with the fishes". His first thought was the swimming pool, but quickly decided the fish aquarium was a little more practical.
|Pink box of magnets...not it!|
|The kids trying to help him figure out how to open the sewing machine.|
|There ya' go!|
|He got a Saint's DVD that he liked.|
I should have included clues on how to actually open the sewing machine. He finally found his gift, that was wrapped, btw. I just hope he wasn't disappointed after all that work.
I would think that most men would be done after the first clue. But that's one of the many traits I love about this guy. He humors me. I hope to celebrate past the time of seeing his toothless smile on Willard Scott's Smucker's labels.
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