Oh boy, the day has gotten away from me. My birthday has been a total blast. My husband and friends threw me a surprise party on Friday. It was extra special because it’s my first one.
And husband surprised me with a knitting machine! I am now the proud owner of my very own Ultimate Sweater Machine. Sweaters for almost every body! Two of our friends have known each other since high school and one loves to one up the other. Friend A, gifted me a card for JoAnn’s for $30. Friend J, gifted me one for $31. Friend A knows how Friend J rolls so he bought a SECOND one for $5. We now have on video me wheezing from laughing so hard over this exchange. We all thought Friend J was going to pull out cash to top that. Unfortunately, he didn’t.
I have picked a winner! I asked hubs to pick a number between 1 and 43 and he chose 6 which is the lovely, Erin! Here is her birthday memory:
It’s my favorite birthday memory now, but it was traumatic at the time.
For the eighth birthday, my parents thew a big family party for me, and there were probably 30 people jammed into our tiny living room.
As is tradition, I was sitting in the middle of the room, opening presents on the floor while everyone oohed and ahhed. I was enjoying the attention (middle child).
And then I got to the gift from my great-grandmother. I still have no idea why this is what she decided to get me, but she bought me underwear and little camisole training bra things. That I opened. In front of everyone.
I wasn’t 100 percent sure what I was looking at when I pulled out the camisoles, but I dutifully held them up like I had every other gift. And everyone in the room started laughing.
I promptly burst into tears and ran out of the room, halting the party while my great-grandma came to talk me out of my hysterics. Good times.
Hope your birthday this year is just as memorable as my eighth!