Hectic last few days here in The Urban Daddy household with Family Day yesterday and, ahem, my birthday, today. The only significance here in Canada about President’s Day is that our friends and family south of the border get to see how we Canadians, at least here in Ontario get to enjoy 15 degree (60 degree fahrenheit) weather in February!!!
I hate my birthday. I love celebrating other people’s but hate the attention. I also find my birthday to be very emotional when hundreds of people take the time on Facebook, LinkedIn, and through email to take the time to wish me well on my birthday. I wish that I could do the same to each and everyone on their special day, and I wish I could personally thank everyone for taking just a moment out of their equally hectic day to send me a greeting.
To everyone who did, you are incredible people and I’m thankful to know you.
To those who wanted to but couldn’t / didn’t get around to it, I am equally thankful that you took a second of your day to think about me.
To those who thought about me today, or tomorrow, or the next day, I appreciate the thoughts, and you rock!
My birthday reminds me of a friend from ball hockey, who has only 6 posts on his Facebook page over the last 6-years and it was me, every year wishing him a happy birthday. I actually ran into him, and he said that he doesn’t use Facebook, but he got the message each and every year and it meant a lot to him that I took the time to write something even though there was no activity from the previous year(s).
Hey… Everybody needs to be loved, just a little, right?!?
Oddly enough my birthday today started with cards and hugs and kisses from my kids (that really was all that I needed), but then my wife and kids blew me away by giving me a paid of green glass cufflinks that I saw in Murano (or Burano) Italy last summer, that they bought for me. I love the colour green and I wear cufflinks and it was the most thoughtful and kind gift I could have received. My wife rocks!!!
Then… Our former Nanny, and part-time house cleaner came at, 8am, with a chocolate cake and after I blew out the candles, we ate cake – I guess our new family tradition!
A fun way to start a birthday, and another hectic day.
So how did you celebrate Family Day / President’s Day?
We were going to go to the Auto Show, but headed to our neighbours for brunch and ping pong (I LOVE ping pong!!!) and then came home and everyone got to work. My wife had marking to do, the boys worked on their science fair projects and my daughter finished up her Spirit of Math homework and prepared for her Spirit of Math test that evening.
Factors, Prime and Composite numbers, perfect squares… Phew. I’m re-learning so much! Thankfully both my boys are really strong in math, the eldest incredibly brilliant in math and they were able to assist her where needed.
Toss into that day, some hockey skills, and the 2 previous days of hockey and swimming and it made for a busy, busy weekend, without the opportunity to go anywhere special other than to see family and friends, and to hang out with the family.
Now it’s back to work, and off to a great start to the week.
Hope you have a wonderful week!