Jennifer says I do not get birthdays. She may be right. After almost 20 years of marriage, it has only now gotten into my head that she likes a party for her birthday. Had she not blogged about it, it might still be lost on me. Sorry Honey...it will likely not happen this year. I may remember by next year. At lest you will get the surprise cake this time.
Here is another thing I do not get. It seems that as long as the gift is postmarked on time, it is the fault of the postal service if the gift does not get there on time. Jennifer disagrees with me. She thinks that gifts should be mailed with a reasonable expectation of being on time. The postal service assumes blame only when the window of time is sufficient that the parcel can be delivered on time. I am confused.
I am not sure that this is a point in my favour, but my brother agrees with me.
I am also not entirely certain as to why a gift cannot be purchased the morning of her birthday, as opposed to several days in advance. I often run out to find something right after minyan. If it is received on time, it should be considered on time, even though she has to watch the kids while I run around to find something that is not quite right because it is too last minute.
Happy Birthday Jen.