Although 41 isn’t generally a milestone birthday – I suppose it can be considering putting your little toe into the next decade – I really did little for my husband’s birthday this year. Instead, I went to grade school with someone who then married someone who ended up with all the heavy lifting.
She made the mistake of asking what Emile’s favorite dinner was. I told her lasagna or turkey dinner but that he’d be happy just being with them for his birthday. But – never one to take the easy way out – Alison made turkey dinner with all the sides: mashed potatoes, baked spinach, cranberry sauce, gravy, stuffing, broccoli, corn, sweet potatoes, green beans, salad and a 3 layer chocolate cake with Nutella and jam filling. On a Thursday with 3 kids under the age of 8.
I helped by dropping by a bag of Oreos for Alison and kids to decorate the cake with.
November 22nd, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: Kindness and Generosity to make Emile’s first birthday living in BC fun and special.