Monday, November 9, 2009

Birthday Update

The journey of a thousand miles sometimes ends very, very badly.
A funny thing happened last night. One of my aunts who I don't have an opportunity to see very often came to share in some birthday cake. I have blogged about this aunt before - in this post about my pathetic attempt at crafting. To summarize, after showing her a centrepiece that I had spent hours creating, she asked what grade I was in when I made it - I was in university at the time.

Well, last night she asked me how old I was - 42 or 43!! Once again, the woman crushes me.....

6 comments:

therextras said...

I remember that post. Call her Auntie-gets-it-wrong-everytime.

Celebrate life, not age.

(that other) Barbara

Kara said...

hahahahah....

I mean..... how awful!! And wrong!! So very wrong......

You should've taken away her cake.

mother said...

that was sooooo funny!!! Poor Barbara, it was the first time that I ever actually saw anyone actually sputter!!! LOL.
Lots of love, hugs and kisses
Mother.....

Bonnie said...

Oh my - if only I could find someone who debated if I was 42 or 43 (albeit this is said from the perspective of a 57 y.o.!).

On another note, I wanted to ask how come all the pics of Bennett sleeping are with dad - - and in none of them is he sleeping with mom? Does dad sleep more??

Re Bennett's new bed - well, Dad had a great affinity for sleeping with his mom for some time. As long as he comes to love his own bed by the time he's 17 - - well, that will be good. I agree with the other posts, if he is in bed with you, he needs that reassurance. The good news is I'm sure it is reassuring to you to know that he is feeling secure. When he's ready, he'll move. Every person is so individual - whether you are 2.11 years old or 39 or 42/43, or 57! He'll work it out, as long as he is loved.

I have Bennett's BD present here. Are your going to celebrat in Florida or in Canada? I'll leave it with Mummu and Poppa.

Lots of love to you all,
Auntie Bonnie

Barbara said...

Barbara - You're absolutely right - life over age!

Kara - I definitely should have taken her cake away. I had two opportunities since she had two pieces. After that comment she barely deserved one!

Mikey - Yeah - funny. Just remember that her comments make you 4 years older too!

Bonnie - To answer your question about sleeping arrangements: Yes Jim sleeps more - a lot more! He would be quite happy sleeping 16 hours a day I think. The two of them sleep quite well together - Jim doesn't mind having a toddler kicking him in the back and Bennett doesn't seem to be bothered by the snoring in his ear. I take exception to both of those behaviours!

We'll be celebrating Bennett's birthday here on the weekend before Christmas.

Kiera Beth said...

Happy late birthday! Thanks for sharing your Aunt story! Remember laughter keeps you young :)