Monday, April 05, 2010


The Princess turned 6 today. And guessing by the way she fell asleep in about 39 seconds, I think she had a great birthday.

This weekend we were all over Texas, from Austin to Dallas and back again. But somewhere in the the crazy fun of hanging out with my brother and his family, my sister and her family and Mom and Dad a couple of times, we seemed to forget a couple of important things. Like buying birthday presents. Oooops.

We got home about 6pm on Sunday evening and The Boss and I had come up with a great plan to get the last of the birthday gear bought. It was a good plan and it would have worked. Except that when I came in from the 4 hours of driving, I sat on the couch for a few minutes and forgot about the plan.

About 10pm, when I was ready for bed, I headed to Wal-Mart to buy the presents. True, I could have shopped today, while the kids were in school, but I already felt bad enough about putting it off for that long, so I shopped in the dark.

The Princess loved her gifts and she could not have cared less if they had been purchased a week, or an hour, ago. But the highlight of the day may have been the cupcakes for breakfast. Since I was feeling guilty already, we had birthday cupcakes twice today. Once at breakfast, and again at dinner. I figured I could redeem myself with pink cupcakes.

And you know what? I was right! The Princess said she "had a great birfday." Which is all that really mattered today.


The Father of Five said...

We are struggling with some of the same things...

It's 26 hours before #3's birthday, and I am just getting around to ordering his gift on-line Literally, right now!

Procrastination... It's one of my bad traits.

Frogs in my formula said...

Happy birthday to Princess.

On a totally unrelated note, we have two worthless cats too here in Mulletville.