5.05.2013

You Know How I am

My husband is so...I guess a good word would be unaffected. He doesn't stress. He doesn't worry.  He is like, whatever about most things.  So when it comes to his Birthday I'm usually at a loss as to what to do for him. He wants to treat his Birthday just like any other day but I think he is special and therefore his Birthday is most definitely not any other day.  What do you want?  I don't know, I don't really need anything.  Do you want cake? No.  Do you want anything special for dinner? No as long as it's low carb and healthy I don't care.  Do you want to go out to dinner? No, it's a Thursday.   He want's nothing and wants to do nothing.  Am I just supposed to ignore my husbands Birthday and act like it's not happening just because he tells me he doesn't care?  Well, luckily his tennis shoes are on their last legs.  They broke this week so a gift card to get new ones was the obvious perfect gift.  Birthday Present-check.
Wine // Meatloaf muffins // Bundtini's
I briefly contemplated picking up KFC on the way home for dinner.  It was a long busy week and we all know I'm not the cook in this operation but it felt wrong to allow my husband to eat KFC on his birthday when I technically had time to make something.  I surfed the interwebs and decided that he was having meatloaf for his Birthday dinner.  Yes, meatloaf but I impressed even myself with how I got creative with it.  I came home, I cooked and I conquered because I made the meatloaf into muffins and he loved them so much that he had 4.  They are only 85 calories each so why not.  Birthday dinner-check.  I've never made him a Birthday cake.  It just feels lame because I would go Duncan Hines and he makes cakes from scratch.  On my lunch break I picked up bundtinis in five different flavors from Nothing Bundt Cakes.  This cake is really amazing.  It literally melts in your mouth and we both love it.  Birthday Cake-check.  We spent the evening drinking wine with dinner, eating cake and watching a movie.

My husband may not care about his Birthday but I do.  I've already established just how awesome I think he is and I would feel like the crappiest wife ever if I didn't at least try to make it a little special for him even if it was a Thursday and he could really care less.  What to do for a man who wants nothing to do with his Birthday.  I mean, you can't do nothing.  A thoughtful gift, a tasty dinner and something sweet and indulgent.  That about covers it.  When we went to bed that night I told him that I hoped he had a good day.  His response.  You know how I am.  And I do.  Which is how I knew he would say that he didn't care and that I would take it upon myself to care for him and do what I could to make it special anyways.



12 comments :

The Funky Junkie said...

Haha Ian doesn't care about his birthday either!!!! Guess it is just a man thing. Looks like you guys had a nice, low key evening!

Faith said...

You are sweet. I'm sure he went to bed extremely happy and feeling special.

Sean use to not care for his birthday. I changed his tune now. Birthdays are a big deal.

ffprncez said...

my guy is the same way. what is that about? i think birthdays are important and need to be recognized too! it's so frustrating when they are so laid back about it. Sounds like you had a very nice evening together and that is all that matters.

Amy said...

You made everything so special! Thoughtful and much needed birthday present, yummy and calorie mindful dinner, delish and unique birthday cake. You Rock!

Law_Fal said...

Everything looks so wonderful! Applause :-)

dealingwithmoney said...

Aw. How sweet and thoughtful of you. Even though he says he doesn't care, I'm sure it makes him happy to have a wife who wants to do nice things for him.

I understand how you feel. I think birthdays are special and should be celebrated.

smk053078 said...

Awe, way to go!!! I bet you made his day with those muffins!! :) Way to tackle the kitchen!! LOL!!!

Kim Jackson said...

Aw, that's fantastic that you were able to find a way to keep it low key, but also show him just how much you appreciate him. And those little cakes look way too tasty!

Pegster said...

Awww, how sweet of you for making his special day special even though he didn't care. I don't like to make big deals about my birthdays anymore but I do love to celebrate. Go wifey

Jhan said...

My beau LOVES his birthday and always has something planned for it. This is our first year married, so I hope I am able to top all his previous birthday plans. ... So sweet of you to put effort into your love's birthday. He may smile about it looking back years from now. :-)

Janna Renee said...

I think you did a FABULOUS job! I'm super impressed that you cooked such a good dinner, and love that you went above and beyond. You are such a good wifey <3 <3

Ashley R said...

What a cut meatloaf idea. It all looks great :)

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