*The following post you are about to read is 100% true, SAD but… TRUE!* I was recently planning a birthday party for my husband and wanted to do something really special to celebrate his 35th Birthday. His birthday is in March and I thought it was about time I got the party planning started. The last time I did something of this magnitude was when he turned 30. His 30th Birthday Bash was super successful and is still talked about today. I started to plan the event choosing a venue, getting a guest list together and was working on the birthday invitation design. It was to be a destination Birthday Party on a boat! I was keeping the details a secret but, wanted to make sure he kept his schedule open and told him I was planning something special for his 35th Birthday. He told me that it wasn’t a big deal and not to worry about planning anything. I totally ignored him saying it’s a milestone and we need to celebrate. As I got more and more into planning I started to think about my birthday.
My birthday is in October; as a matter of fact I usually celebrate the entire month of October dubbing it JENtober. Every weekend in October I do something to celebrate my birthday. I celebrated this past October and had a ball, documented everything on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. I started to think about what I’m going to do to celebrate my birthday. Now I will say that my husband is older than me but, not by much. He’s about a year and a half older than I am. The only problem with my previous birthday is that until recently (meaning like a day or two ago) I didn’t add on one year. Yup! I celebrated a birthday and didn’t take into consideration that I got a year older. I don’t know maybe I got all caught up in celebrating. How this happened I’m still trying to figure it out. Anyhow! I apparently did the same thing with my husband because instead of correcting me about his actual age (35), he just said we don’t need to celebrate this milestone. What a husband!
A conversation between me and the man led me to do the math and come to the realization that I apparently celebrated both our birthdays last year but, we didn’t get any older (in my mind)! Ha! Can you imagine the embarrassment I would have felt throwing my hubby a 35th Birthday Party when he’s turning 36. On the upside of things, I can now take all his plans and make them my own since I’m the one with a milestone birthday coming up this year. I’ll plan a trip for his birthday instead. I definitely got a reality check! So, have you ever forgotten your age? What about stop counting once you hit a certain number? Oh wait… I know some people that start counting backwards once they hit a certain point.
Bonus: The hubs and I went out on a date the other night and he orders a Long Island Iced Tea, our server cards him and he says “I can’t believe I still get carded. How old do I look?” The server looks at him and says… “You look like you could be my age, like twenty!” I just looked at both of them with the side-eye and chuckled. My husband looks younger than his age but, she was pushing it!