Saturday, January 24, 2009

Well, she ruined that…

Yesterday was my birthday. With Sunny working and all it was a very quiet day. I got up, watched the Doctor Who marathon on Sc-Fi, Sunny cooked me an awesome dinner, we ate some birthday cake (well, birthday chocolate éclairs), then she left for work and I spent the rest of the day playing Spore on the PC.

Back when I very first moved here, just for the sheer fun of it, I decided to give Marie, my daughter-in-law, a hard time because she forgot my birthday. Well, that's not exactly true. She didn't 'forget' my Brithday because she didn't actually know when it was because no-one had told her. That fact, of course, didn't stop me from putting on my full 'wounded parent' act…which is even more ridiculous because Marie is only around five years younger than me and I'd known her for less than a year at that point.

Well, the thing is, Marie is just a teeny bit scatter-brained meaning every year so far she's got the date wrong, meaning I get to give her a really hard time:

"I can't believe my own daughter-in-law completely forgot about me on my birthday! Not a card, a visit or even a simple phone call! Oh, I see how you are."

I look forward to this every year. It's like a birthday present.

Well, I got up this morning, safe in the knowledge I could bug the crap out of her when I see her…when I notice there's a message on the phone. I check it and it was from 8pm last night. With my headphones on, I must've missed it.

It was Marie, calling and giving me a hard time because she remembered to call and I didn't answer.

Doesn't she know how much I look forward to her forgetting?

Another Birthday ruined!


Marie said...

Damn, No matter what I do I ruin your birthday! Shame on me. I'll try harder to forget next year! :)

Kelly said...

Bloody men - there's just no pleasing you!!!!

Sunny said...

Welcome to my world girls.....I LIVE with it alllllll the time.

Paulius said...

...and now I get to give Marie a hard time.