It’s my hubby’s birthday today which has got me reflecting on birthday’s of old.
High days and holidays were always a bit snarky for me. We have this deal in our household where we share everything – cleaning the house, laundry, getting up with the kids – all split 50:50. So on birthday week-ends we have the ‘do you want the lie-in on your birthday or the day after your birthday?’ conversation. When we drank this was problematic as ideally you both wanted both lie-in’s on the days around your birthday – then you could really let rip with the excess, as too much booze meant staying up late and therefore an insufficient amount of rubbish sleep and need for a lie-in (however short). But this wasn’t fair so whatever day you chose there was almost always a day that you had to get up with the kids with a monster hangover, ‘cos hell we drank on the eve of the day and on the day itself – why wouldn’t you?! Those mornings I was grumpy with everyone – the kids for getting me up, my hubby for not letting me have both lie-ins (!) and myself for drinking too much. Happy Birthday indeed!!
He had the lie-in this morning. As for me – no resentments, no grumpiness, no problem getting up with the kids – even though I have a cold 🙂