Sunday, April 8, 2007
This almost got me killed
It was a 2 for 1 Sunday lunch. Me, my mother in law, and Ali's cousin all have birthdays in the next few days.
As we were finishing our meal, people started passing me birthday cards. Without hesitating, I began opening the card seen here in the picture. This is when the attack happened...
Just as though a flare had been shot into the night sky, the troops moved in. Ali, her mom, her Grandma, cousin, AND aunt all chimed in unison "Don't open it NOW, it's not your birthday!!"
Call me crazy, but as I looked around the room and noticed everybody eating the chocolate birthday cake and vanilla ice cream, just after they had finished singing "Happy Birthday" I thought I had the chance - nay - privilege of opening my birthday cards. What was I thinking?
Just another one of those great mysteries that one has to wonder about when it comes to his loving "other" family.
At my house growing up, we were never good at surprises. My parents always spilled the secret about a hidden gift, or they would buy us something in July and say Merry Christmas. I know this drives Ali crazy, and I must say I notice it a lot more now than ever.
Just yesterday my mom told us what Ali was getting for her birthday, and what we were getting for our Anniversary in June. Happy Birthday/Anniversary Chris/Ali.
P.S. I love my parents.