So, lets discuss my birthday. Judging by what I wrote about in my last post, I bet yall were 20 kinds of impressed with the hubs gift-giving skills, right? Like it was one of those birthdays where I was showered with presents all day?
Wrong. That post was beyond misleading.
So, now is when I will tell you all about how Kevin managed to monumentally screw up my birthday, yet has somehow lived to tell about it.
On my actual birthday, he got home from work, & proceeded to ask what we were doing for dinner. Ummmm.. seriously? Way to plan ahead, Kev. Obviously, our lack of plans made for an unpleasant Caroline, so I left in a huff to go to the gym, in attempts of regaining my birthday glory. Luckily, he had redeemed himself by the time I got home & had made reservations at Malones (for all you non-Kentuckians, Malones is a steak/sushi/appetizer place. One of the best restaurants in Lexington.).
It goes without saying that I anticipated a fantastic gift during our dinner, since he had yet to present me with anything yet. So, when he slide an envelope with "Caroline" written on the front, I was beside myself with excitement.
Once he handed it to me, I thought I KNEW exactly what it had to be because it felt like there were papers inside of it. I just KNEW he had surprised me with a trip to VEGAS!!!! Kevin had a trip planned to go to Vegas for a bachelor party for the week following my birthday, and he knew I had been begging to go on a summer trip. Plus, I had been dropping hints about how cheap the airfare/hotels were out there this time of year- what a perfect birthday present. Or not.
This is what I found when I opened the envelope.
No, that isn't money to go gambling with. And no, there was no plane ticket inside the envelope. That was my present. Juuuuustttt cash. From our JOINT Checking account.
Sooo romantic, right? If I remember correctly, the dating book, The Rules, tells you to seriously re-evaluate your relationship if a guy doesn't give you something thoughtful for your birthday. Unfortunately, that book only applies to dating. There is no instruction guide on how to react when your husband clearly hit "yes" to the cash-back option at Target for your birthday gift. I mean, come on KEV. I sort of thought I was being Punk'd. But alas, I wasn't, so needless to say, I turned into a basket-case during dinner. I mean, full on tears, hiccuping, hands over face break-down. Actually-I may or may not have even thrown out The Rules comment at some point during that breakdown. Who am I kidding? I definitely did. The guilt-trip was ON like Donkey Kong.
Side note- I feel awful for that waiter. Poor kid had no clue what kind of hot mess he walked into. Kev, I hope you gave him a legit tip. Bless his heart.
So then Kevin "claims" he tried to get a gift card at Franchescas, but they were out of them? Umm hmm. okay, sure. So, putting cash into an envelope seemed like a good plan B? I mean, I guess maybe he over-exerted himself- maybe remembering the pin number on his replacement debit card took all of his energy, so he couldn't get past the ATM? Ohhhh boy, where did we go wrong with you? Cash? Really? Lets seriously evaluate this though- literally, the only actual gift I opened on my real birthday was an Elton John Greatest Hits CD from a male nurse in one of my offices (Yall know I can't make this stuff up. And yall also know, this gift rocked my world.)
So, now that I have ragged on him at an exponential rate, I have to tell ya, In all seriousness, I think he realized he had royally screwed up the minute he saw my face after opening my cash-laden envelope (or maybe he was just horrified by my meltdown & was contemplating hiding under the table...regardless, I think he felt bad.).
I don't know if I've mentioned this before but one of the things I love most about Kevin is his ability to do amazing damage control. His thoughtfulness sometimes astounds me. Not only did he come through in a big way with post Birthday presents, but I also found this little number waiting for me in my car the morning after he got back from Vegas.
|Why hello Tory B!|
Not gonna lie, finding a Tory Burch bag in my car can & will make me forgive anyone for just about anything. Especially when I find this inside the bag!
Well played, Kev. Well played.
Thats it for now yall!