Friday, May 28, 2010

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to....

SO yesterday besides being the opening day of Sex and The City 2, it was Mama's Birthday!
 It seems like I'm quickly cruising through my early 30's but am still young enough to be in the all important 18-34 year old demographic.  We all know that you're basically a geriatric Golden Girl after 35, so I'm hanging onto my youth by the fingertips.  (Did that chafe a few of you seniors? I kid!)
So ok, yesterday was my berfday and a friend came over for dinner because Husband was working in the p.m. (as always.) And while we did have a family get together with my parents/brothers on Tuesday night to celebrate mine and Kid #1's 5th birthday (it's tomorrow), I still foolishly expected Husband to acknowledge my birthday yesterday evening when he got home from work.  And what time did he get home? He arrived at 11:00 pm after he left work to attend a meeting AND then went and hung out with his friends for coffee talk afterwards.  (Did I marry Linda Richman?) Apparently.


He comes in while I'm sitting on the couch finishing the last of a great glass of wine (watching a crappy episode of Grey's) and he's completely empty handed. No simple card, no grocery store flowers bought at the last minute. Nothing. He did NOTHING for my birthday. He doesn't call, text or do anything all day because he forgot that yesterday was my birthday.
Of course I'm not a child  and I don't need confetti and balloons to mark another passing year and no this wasn't an "important" birthday like 21, 30 or 35 (when the end begins...) but still, coooome onnnn!


What man doesn't do a THING for their wife's birthday? Never mind that 5 years to the day I was in the worst pain of my life giving birth naturally to his child. Does that count for nothing?

Eventually Husband caught onto my not-so-passive-aggressive stink eye while I was sitting on the couch and quickly and LAMELY tried to make amends. The fight ensued, I raged, teared up and stomped off.
 "Awww don't be like this Mama!" was followed by me yelling back, "NO don't YOU be like this!"
(Such drama eh?)

Since I'm not a total bitch I forgave him a few hours later after thoroughly lecturing him about his priorities... and what was his defense? "I've got nothing. You were right, I was wrong."   Wrong indeed Husband, wrong indeed.

{Husband will be staying here...}

Now am I the only woman out there whose otherwise wonderful husband has pulled an A-1, first class, douche-canoe move like he did??


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14 comments:

MommyLovesStilettos said...

Ahhhhhh I love that you used the word douche canoe!!!!

Suburban Princess said...

I have never had this problem with my husband but then I usually just order what I want and leave it in his closet so he can give it to me for whatever gift event is coming up next. I also do mention my birthday a few times leading up to it - perhaps now is the time to have one of your friends or your mom remind him with a few days notice from now on.

bananas. said...

OH NO HE DIDN'T!!!

i would've been LIVID. like fuming with smoke coming out of my ears and bloodshot eyes. dave may not be my hubby but he knows better. he forgets my birthday and he's dead.

sorry your hubs forget this year. hope your birthday wasn't a total fail...

happy belated mama!!!

Connie K said...

On wow i am so sorry that he forgot ! that just blows ! and DC is perfect !!! Happy Birthday mama :) Have yourself a great 3 day weekend !

Anonymous said...

Oh Ann, I have been there....on several important occasions!!!! We will have to get together soon. Carla

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Yikes. I know guys are notorious for forgetting important dates, but forgetting a wife's birthday is a HUGE no-no. I'm so sorry. He deserved your wrath at that time. Sigh.

I hope you had a great birthday, regardless. xoxoxo!!!

Jen said...

Uggghhh... I've had this happen to me before and was just so PISSED! I figure, it's one day out of the entire year you have to make someone feel special. And when they can't even do that, you wonder how important you are to them. Because you know us, when it comes to their birthdays, we make sure they feel loved and they have the best day ever. Sorry dear but sadly it happens to most of us at some point. Make sure you get out today and have the best day ever! Do EVERYTHING for yourself and EVERYTHING that brings a smile to your face. Love ya dear!

Pres. Kathy said...

Happy belated birthday! I have afeeling you will be getting something good really soon!!

Morgan | Mrs. Priss said...

Happy belated birthday! I'm sorry it kind of sucked for you though... you're definitely not the only whose husband pulled a douche canoe. The last 3 years, as my birthday has gotten closer, I would use the excuse that "it was my birthday present" for whatever somewhat large purchase I made for myself, so as not to anger the husband. So in his mind, he was in the clear and didn't actually have to buy me anything to give me on my actual birthday. Not even a card. -_-

I'm totally inspired by this post. I feel like going and writing an eBook or something for husbands to use as a manual. lol

Honey B. said...

I have so been there done that...I may actually be cranky at Marmot tonight because he got off so easy for the last one. lol

Pop Champagne said...

why is it that guys forget our birthdays all the time? even my own dad forgot my birthday this year! I think you should now guilt trip him into getting you something really nice and pricey, I think you totally deserve it now!! hehe

OceanDreams said...

Ohhhh boy glad you gave him a good talking to! Hopefully he will never forget now...hope he made it up to you big time!!

hotpants™ said...

I don't think my husband has ever skipped the card, but sometimes that's all he does. Grrr!

MrsDixon said...

OMG! I missed your birfday! You aren't showing up on my blog dashboard? Why? Anywho....I'm sorry hubs pulled a douche baggy move....you will have to thouroughlu think out a plan to ruin his bday!

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