Thursday, March 22, 2012

Family Fun - Mom's Birthday

What goes up and never comes down? Your age! 
"It's my wife's birthday tomorrow. Last week I asked her what she wanted as a present. "Oh, I don't know", she said. "Just give me something with diamonds". So I got her a pack of playing cards. Didn't go over so well."
Actually, I could have fun with playing cards, but I got something a lot more fun and useful for my birthday! Yes, it was my birthday yesterday, and I failed to post on schedule because I was visiting my mom most of the day and celebrating at home later. My husband and kids had made plans for the evening that were way beyond my expectations.

My daughter cooked a lovely dinner of Eggplant Parmesan, one of my
favorite meals. She also baked a cake at the same time, and told me it was "my job" to stay out of the kitchen. That was enough to hear those words, imagine if I could get paid to stay out of the kitchen - what a dream job! I had plenty of other things to do so I was truly grateful for the break.

I was not expecting gifts, cards and flowers are enough for me. However, after dinner the kids brought a stack of 3 gifts into the living room. "What is this?" I thought. To my great surprise they had pooled their money and bought me a Wii Fit. They knew I was trying to improve my health and lose some weight so they found a used but very good condition Wii, board and game at Game Stop. That's what all their whispering and the secret trip on Tuesday night was about.

What was really fun though was sitting around the living room together creating avatars for each of us. We were rolling on the floor laughing as we argued about which eyes or eyebrows, mouth, facial hair or hairstyle each person should have. Then I had my oldest son demo the games for me, and my daughter and younger son had to get in on the action too. Their competitiveness is entertaining. Finally I took my turn and got some pretty good scores on balance. We must have spent at least 4 hours playing together.

This was one of the best birthdays ever because we were all together having fun. Now I need to get fit, but it looks like that's going to be fun too!


1 comment:

  1. That's so sweet of them. It's so nice to have family time and I'm sure with the Wii, there will be many more hours of fun!

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