This isn’t a real conversation. It is just how I think the conversation will go. Maybe in real life, Leo would look at me while I was telling him my feelings (all of you men just rolled your eyes, didn’t you?). Maybe in real life, I don’t sound like I am whining or nagging (did you really think I didn’t know how I sounded?). Maybe in real life Leo’s eyes wouldn’t glaze over and he’d decide he was tired and going to sleep because thinking about what to get me for my birthday gives him a headache.
We have celebrated 24 of my birthdays together. That’s a lot of headaches for him trying to figure out what I want. He’s made some mistakes along the way. Some really, really hand-smacking head mistakes. To see click here. I don’t think I am all that hard to buy for. I have simple wants. Click here and read the comments to see what those wants are. A few more hints are here.
See, this is how I imagine he looks when I am talking to him about this stuff:
I might be way off but based on past conversations, this is how I think it would go:
Me: My birthday is in a few days. Do you know what I want?
Leo: Already? Um…Vegas?
Me: While I am really excited we are going, if this was a trip for my birthday, it wouldn’t be to Vegas. It would be to Jamaica. So the trip can be for our anniversary but not my birthday.
Me: So do you know what I want?
Leo: I’ll figure it out.
Me: It’s in three days. I really hate that I don’t like my birthday. I know at this age, who cares but it would be nice to feel loved with you know…some grand gesture. Something that says I am the most important person in your life.
This would be Leo’s face as he thinks he is going to make the greatest point ever regarding not doing anything for my birthday:
Leo: Um, I remember my birthday last year and I didn’t get anything or do anything special.
Me: That’s because yours is after mine and I only put as much effort in as you do.
It’s at about this time that his eyes would glaze over, he’d have a headache and need a nap and it would look like this:
The conversation would be over and I would sit in anticipation to see what he has planned for my birthday.
*This post was really just to show off my pictures from the zoo and to give Leo a friendly reminder that my birthday is in three days and while he would like me to not care about celebrating it, I do. I also thought it was fitting that it was of lions because of Leo’s name and that it looked like the lioness was talking and the lion was tuning her out.
What about you? What’s the best birthday present you ever got?