Last month I told Hubby not to make plans for the Saturday of his birthday. I said we were going somewhere. I had plans for us. Just the two us.
Clearly, I was a LIAR.
Although I did have plans, my plans included 20 or 30 of our closest friends shouting BAZINGA at Hubby as he obliviously walked into the house.
So Friday night, Hubby's actual birthday, he and I had a nice dinner at a nearby restaurant. Hubby spent most of the meal convincing himself that he'd figured out my Saturday plans. He was quite certain that we'd go see a favourite local band. He quizzed me repeatedly, watching for my reaction. "It doesn't even matter what you say," he said. "I can just read you." Oh really, Hubby? You can read me? Wow. That's IMPRESSIVE.
Little did Hubby know, I'd been playing him like a fiddle for weeks.
I started by asking his friend Larry to come to town, and get Hubby the hell outta my house for a few hours while I laboured.
Then, I convinced Hubby to take a break on Saturday from roofing our house. "You deserve a break, Honey. It's your birthday for christsakes."
Next, I asked my hilarious genius friend LB to tweet me, inviting me for a late lunch on Saturday afternoon. Hubby would see the tweets and his subconscious would be incepted with the idea that I'd made plans.
This meant that when Larry made an "unexpected" visit to town and wanted to hang out during the day, Hubby was free to do so. The only rule was that he HAD to be home BY 7 O'CLOCK. We had plans, of course.
When Larry and Hubby left at 1:15 yesterday afternoon, by 1:16 I was cleaning, preparing food, collecting beer and cheese that was hidden at the neighbour's house, picking up the cake, and making up a dozen air mattresses for our house guests. And while Larry managed to expertly distract Hubby for SIX WHOLE HOURS, I didn't manage to sit down even once during that same six hour period.
But when Hubby walked through our door at precisely 7pm, all our effot was totally worth it. He basically freaked out. It was precious.
Aaaaannnnddd... then we all rocked until 4am. There was guitar playing, song singing, food eating, beer drinking, and of course late night living room dance partying.
|Thank you Sheldon Cooper.|
|International Beer Pyramid.|
|Hubby wearing his new "Madame" sunglasses.|