My husband's 40th birthday was yesterday. No fanfare, no black balloons, no big party. However, I lip synced "Everything" by Michael Buble - while the kids also air-violined and danced for him for one of his birthday presents.That little performance was ground breaking for me because he teared up a bit - now was it because we were so bad and the lack of a real party made him emotional...or was it because he was truly touched? I am going with the latter. After a full week and counting of flu and strep in this house... we have all been "touched" by something - that's for sure. But here's the thing: I have always tried to find the "perfect" gift for him - it's not that he's so picky, he can't be pleased, - it's that he doesn't show a whole big bunch of emotion when he likes something - so I never know if I've gotten it right. A tear - that was priceless.
Let's hope the next 40 years are just as happy and as filled with adventure and character as the first 40!