Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy bloody Birthday

No two days are the same and my man will never again be 36. Yesterday was his birthday ... and the day itself, from the outset, was a complete and utter muppet show. AFter restless baby sleepless night official birthday kick-off came at 6.45am at the arrival of the girl and given my last effort at meaty breakfast, I instead opted for the no fail sourdough toast with cold proscuitto for the birthday boy. I also delivered him coffee in bed - to a man that really looked like he should just be damned with the swallowing, and mainline it instead... Draped in babies, I propped him up on some pillows as the uber excited, jumping out-of-her-skin wee girl repeatedly sang 'happy birthday' in his ear (complete with hip hip hurrays) and asked him if he too would get a pink horsey cake and a pinata. Then came the presents. The above artwork by the wee girl entitled 'butterfly'.
...and I made this cover for a sketch book for the Architecture student!... just so he can rack up further street cred at having handmade pressies AND being a mature-aged student. The rest of the day is a blur - but let's just say the plates dropped, with babies that did not stop crying amidst cake baking and dinner cooking and pre-kinder afternoon and wee girl wrangling (when she decided the fuses her Dad took out of the car would look perfect as a decorating feature on the cake)... and the word frazzled didn't just refer to my hair that I don't believe I brushed that day - but I can't be sure ... nor can I be sure of any conversations I may or may not had during the day ... if I called you Shirley when your name is clearly Laverne ... I am truly sorry ...but a birthday is a birthday and must be celebrated ... even against all odds.
...but today ... today is but another day ... where babies apparently only wake briefly to feed and then return to slumber on my kitchen table (in their car capsules not on dinner plates or anything like that ... I wasn't THAT frazzled).
PS Happy Birthday lovely man xxx

8 comments:

beck said...

I'm sure he felt the love even amongst the chaos. I remember days like this when my gang were all so little, it's a blur really. Still have days like this but with a tiny bit less crying! Happy birthday to your beloved x

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

hey it was my birthday too- but I just embarked on 36. I am sure today will be better for him. My day started at 445am with the words " mummy I did a wee in my bed" .... lucky she is so dam cute it hurts.

CurlyPops said...

I'm sure he was really proud of the effort that everyone put in, even amongst the chaos!

Fer said...

Happy Birthday! I think you're all winners! And the fact that you managed some sewing at all deserves a medal. :)

Black Eyed Susie said...

Happy Birthday Dunc! We've had a bit of a shocker of a week since we saw you too. It started about 5 minutes after you left with Chloe's thumb in the museum door and just went on from there.

Love that notebook cover and I bet Duncs will be very proud to carry it.

ange_moore said...

Oh Gemma - I'm so pleased it's taken this long to get a post like this!! You are doing a super-duper job with your girl and the pair. And I bet your man had a good birthday - even if it started too early in the morning.

byebyebirdie said...

the sketch book cover looks great. I just love how kids enjoy birthdays so much, even if its mum or dads! They soon outgrow this over excited state, as they get older.

red bamboo said...

Bugger! Sorry we missed this! Been out of the loop with a very nasty flu, so probably best you weren't near me for a bit!
Happy Birthday (belated) Dunc!