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Old 09-29-2006, 01:16 PM   #21
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HB - don't worry yourself - I am sure that you can do something special as a belated Birthday.
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:24 PM   #22
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Now you're fully baked! The card and the gift are not important to me, (but, heck yeah I like 'em). What is important, is to show your appreciation for the person & let them know how celebrated they are in your life. :-)
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:35 PM   #23
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I love all the suggestions about the "GIFT " .

I'm making a football cake from one of those pans and we are taking it to his grandson's house to eat after the game. I called his DIL and asked her to bring out the b'day decorations and we'll put candles on the cake!

We'll order pizza and have a little party...I'll come out on top.

HA! Now I can tell him, "How in the world did you think I forgot your birthday....your kids just wanted to celebrate with you".

Nah, I'll be honest.
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:56 PM   #24
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Now Jan, whenever he tries to make an issue about it, just smile sweetly and say, "If I had a quarter for every special event you forgot....." then let your voice trail off to nothing... 'cause we KNOW he's forgotten FAR more than one b'day or anny, now hasn't he?? Generally the only reason they remember at all is cause WE remind 'em!
Not nice!
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:55 PM   #25
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:32 PM   #26
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You blew it, Darling.

You should have looked him square in the eye and said "Dear, don't you remember I said 'happy birthday' when we first woke up? Then I made you a special breakfast (insert whatever his favourite is). Dear, don't you remember picking out your favourite meal for dinner, too? And dear....don't you remember the nookey, (or whatever you call it).

Stick to your story, don't give an inch. Insist you did all these things and then ask him if he's feeling well. Offer to take him to the physician, too. Keep at it.

You can always say 'well, at least I didn't forget all the wonderful things done for me on my birthday'....

It's still not too late to recant. Just go with my way, and pretend you never confessed. Give it a try.
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:45 PM   #27
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You blew it, Darling.

You should have looked him square in the eye and said "Dear, don't you remember I said 'happy birthday' when we first woke up? Then I made you a special breakfast (insert whatever his favourite is). Dear, don't you remember picking out your favourite meal for dinner, too? And dear....don't you remember the nookey, (or whatever you call it).

Stick to your story, don't give an inch. Insist you did all these things and then ask him if he's feeling well. Offer to take him to the physician, too. Keep at it.

You can always say 'well, at least I didn't forget all the wonderful things done for me on my birthday'....

It's still not too late to recant. Just go with my way, and pretend you never confessed. Give it a try.


VB, you are an evil and wicked woman!

Don't put ideas into this woman's head when she's prepared to give her hubby the "gift" AND end up on top to boot!
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:55 PM   #28
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If the 'gift' is what I think it is, then all the more reason to say she's already presented it. Then, start whimpering and ask if he didn't like it...
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VB, you are an evil and wicked woman! ...

I repeat!!!!
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Old 09-29-2006, 04:57 PM   #30
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Don't feel too badly, Half-Baked. I totally forgot our 15th anniversary, and HH, who is not the most articulate of men, had given me a card with a very heartfelt written message. He has been kind enough not to remind me of it.

He really is very decent. My mom once sent him a birthday card addressed to him with my maiden name, and he loves to tease her about that one!
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