Year 1 #sol17 10/31

Spoiled surprises.

Today my husband turned 33. For some weird reason I’m totally building my confidence as a teacher but completely failing as a wife. I didn’t plan things in time to sneak buy him a present, yet this year he bought me the sweetest thing. I felt awful and apologized profusely. 

Next comes Valentine’s Day. Same situation. Me with nothing while he’s buying jewelry for the first time ever. I’m feeling pretty crappy about myself. But I promised myself I’d make it up to him for his birthday. 

But… you guessed it. No time to sneak out, and I’m left standing empty handed. Yet again. But I had a really good idea. I knew I wouldn’t be able to get to a decent store because with three kids and living an hour away from a store other than Dollar General, let’s face it, that’s impossible. So I went to plan B. A surprise party would be my gift! 

I sent out the message and got it all arranged. It would be Saturday afternoon. His dad would be the distraction. Then I get a text while I’m at work. He bought a cake mix and is going to make his own cake with our girls. Fine. I’ll let it slide. Then I get home and he wants me to text everyone to come over for cake and ice cream. I try to postpone it, saying maybe tomorrow or well we have softball practice tonight. Think it worked? No. I mean I easily could have lied, not sent a text, told him I’d already arranged it for the next day… but I suck at planning surprises or anything really. I mean look at my failed present buying history. 

So, we had the party tonight. And he had no idea it was supposed to be a surprise for tomorrow. 


4 thoughts on “Year 1 #sol17 10/31

  1. Carol Mcbroom says:

    It sounds like you and your hubby have such a sweet relationship. Don’t be so hard on yourself. It sounds like you have built a family of love…and surprises.


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