4/11/08

Much Better Than Birthday Cake!


Hey Dear Readers, I just wanted to say thank you for the nice comments. No, the little sous chefs didn't cook me dinner. You woulda thunk I raised them better, but nope, I didn't. I have totally failed as a mom. You'll see why.

Warning: This post contains questionable parenting skills, bad manners, ECM not acting on her best behavior (The Man says jack-ass and he's right), and other stuff.

About a month ago, we were looking online to see if the S.F. Giants were playing on my birthday, and if they were, maybe, just maybe, buy some tickets for all six of us. Well, the Giants were playing on the 10th, but I told my husband hold up buying the tickets. We don't know the boys baseball schedule. Blah Blah Blah.

Two weeks ago, I was talking to Coach M about the boys baseball schedule and he informed me that although he wasn't sure, he thought they had a game. Scratch that... no Giants game. Then we got the boy's schedule and no game on the 10th. Game on, Wayne!

Rich and I talked to the kids about playing hookie from school on my birthday and we'll make a day of it. Sleep in, go out to breakfast or lunch, head to San Francisco, walk around, and then head to the game. My kids didn't want to miss school. WTF?! If my parents asked if I wanted to miss school, I would have been all over that. But no, my kids want to go to school. So then, we talk about picking them up early from class but Katie informs us she has theatre rehearsals for high school and our local theatre company. Game off Garth!

Wednesday the 9th, Rich asks me what I want for my birthday. I tell him I am almost out of Philosophy Amazing Grace lotion and I like to get another bottle but that means a 45 minute drive if there is no traffic and then we have to go to Sephora. "You know, a makeup store." I tell him. Rich says okay.

The 10th. We go fill up the car with gas at Safeway and because Safeway has a Starbucks we go get some of that. First mistake. See, they lure you in with the promise of Starbucks but it's really not. Every time I have got a frappuccino/mocha/hot chocolate/iced tea from there it's not good. How can you mess up iced tea?

We get down to Pleasanton, get to Sephora, stand in line with my stuff, give her my beauty rewards card to get my free birthday sample and.... she gets on her little Madonna microphone headset and announces that we have a birthday girl here.

Please, please, please, don't do that because I start blushing a furious red color. Then she promptly gives me skin care samples. Now I just want to yell at her. "What is my skin that bad? I'd rather have a few perfume samples." but so far I'm on my best behavior until... I pull out my check book and I've written my last check four days ago and never replaced them with a new book. So now I'm tripled embarrassed and want to get the hell out of there and never come back. (for the record, my husband and I have paid off all our credit cards and closed our accounts. Pulling out a credit card to pay is not an option.)

We leave Sephora. I just want to leave. Period. But Rich says let's find an ATM and go back and get it. We do go to an ATM but only after a quick spat. Me, going on about how I don't want go back, about how this isn't fun. Rich, being patient, saying it's okay, it's only a checkbook, this stuff happens all the time.

We go back to Sephora and get my lotion only after the makeup lady puts in even more samples then the first time and give me some extra freebies. To make me feel even more embarrassed, dumb, and like I have horrible skin. (Yes, I know she was being nice. Yes, I am going to the doctor on Tuesday because I think I have roseca and not adult acne. If that's the case, no amount of expensive skin samples are going to help me. So please stop putting them in there, I feel like a freak already.)

Then we go to Williams and Sonoma and I don't buy a single thing. Well, I didn't, Rich bought something for himself but that's for a later post. I saw some nice stuff but I just wasn't in the mood, if you know what I mean.

On the way home (thank god!)... Rich said instead of birthday cake we are going to get crêpes at Taste of Brittany. The man truely knows me because that was the best news I had heard all day.

I cooked the kids a light dinner of eggs over easy on toast with wilted spinach and grilled tomatoes so we could pig out on crepes. I had a crêpe à la Pomme and Rich and the kids had Crêpe Banana Splits.

The crêpes made up for the whole day and I think I want those instead of birthday cake from now on.



I started this post at 7:00 AM and am now just finishing at 11:00PM. This is how the last couple days have been around here. UGH!

I wanted to throw this out there...Rich says he's the only guy he knows who never gets in trouble for buying his wife kitchen stuff. It's true.

13 comments:

Asthmagirl said...

The Olde Goat bought me a mandolin... Kitchen stuff is all good!

And those crepes look amazing!

Mayberry Magpie said...

This made me laugh out loud:

"I cooked the kids a light dinner of eggs over easy on toast with wilted spinach and grilled tomatoes"

Only because if anyone at our house uttered these words, it would be akin to saying "We drove the kids to Disneyland in our Rolls while sipping Perrier."

At our house, you're likely to get a grilled cheese if I'm asked to cook. Or Ramen Noodles if you fend for yourself. I want to come be your foster child. I would be totally devoted to anyone who would cook me eggs with wilted spinach and grilled tomatoes.

Mayberry Magpie

noble pig said...

When I was young and naive kitchen stuff was taboo now it's the best thing I could ever get. I mean what else is there! We cook, therefore we need tools, good ones.

Neen said...

HUGS for a hard day. At least Rich was amazing in that he accompanied you to Sephora, took care of the embarrassing scenario, and came up with the idea of going out to get crepes. Oh and what on earth do they have in the drinking water out there... your kids WANT to not miss school?!?!

Krysta said...

*neen... my kids are different. I think they were switched at birth!

*miss piggy... truer words have never been spoken...

*magpie... i didn't mean for it to sound high falutin'... i'll feed you any time!

*asthma chicky... those crepes were great!

She who said...

I so...want to come live with you right now. Please? After the embarrassment I hope all was good.

jack's utter lack of surprise said...

okay i am the most anxious person in the world when it comes to theoretically missing anything important if i so much as take half a day off school (as a student and otherwise) but as i kid there is no way i wouldnt have jumped at the offer to go on a mini vacation for a day off. sheesh! crazy kids!

sorry your day was so stressful, at least it ended well.

melissa said...

actually, I was just like your kids. I would have wanted to go to school. :P but hey, I suppose that's a good sign with them, yes? the only day my parents took me out of school was so we could all go stand on line and meet jimmy stewart at a book signing when he came out with his book of poetry. funny reason, I know.

I wanted to throw this out there...Rich says he's the only guy he knows who never gets in trouble for buying his wife kitchen stuff. It's true.

it took me a second to realize why. *shrug* we're women who love to cook though, so I guess it's different.

that actually reminded me of father of the bride when he buys annie a blender and she's crying about it. hahahaha.

Pixie said...

I used to find it odd how men would buy kitchen appliances for their wives, now that's all I ever ask for!

A couple today at the supermarket forgot their wallet in the car....I huffed a wee bit but things are certainly more relaxed here; I think people would have been cursing her out in a nyc market for sure.

Snooty Primadona said...

One year when we were first married, my hubby gave me a salad shooter for Christmas and I nearly killed him. Then, I just cried.

Older & wiser now, I love kitchen gadgets as long as they come from Williams Sonoma and aren't a salad shooter.

White On Rice Couple said...

I had to read this post twice because I couldn't believe all this could possibly be happening to you on your B-day!
Todd doesn't support starbucks, so I guess no sympathy here. ;)
Why are you still writing checks?!? Debit cards all the way!!
I now know to never go to Sephora on my B-day. Sorry for your experience there, but I learned much from your hiatus.
Double WTF?!! Not wanting to ditch school to go to a game? You guys raised your kids way too good. That's what you get!

Krysta said...

*white on rice... I had a debit card, it didn't work!!! but i didn't really want to get into that either...

*snooty patootie... ouch...a salad shooter?!

*melissa meet jack... jack meet melissa...you two are two peas in a pod. but meeting jimmy stewart would have been awesome!

*she who... you need a good dinner and a stiff drink...

*pixie... my friend hates that i ask for kitchen stuff she says it's not a gift... so she finds me a little odd and she's my best friend...

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