So, have I mentioned that I’m married to a cyborg? Seriously, my husband has a computer-like brain and his attention to detail is scary. When we are watching TV, he is constantly noticing continuity problems but, at the same time, could repeat back the dialogue word-for-word. He doesn’t miss much.
Combine this with the fact that I am almost the total opposite — I tend not to notice the obvious and things slip by me all the time. Plus I am a terrible liar.
All of this means that I have never been able to surprise my husband in any way shape or form. That is, until this past Friday when I pulled off a surprise party for his 40th birthday. I kid you not when I say this might be one of my greatest accomplishments of all time!
The Cyborg arrives home and SURPRISE!
His smile seems almost human, doesn’t it?
He has learned to mimic human emotion quite well!
I know my husband couldn’t believe that I pulled the party off all by myself. In fact, his first words were “Who helped you with this?”
Aside from barely having enough food, forgetting to buy diet soda and a paper plate shortage (“Hmmmmm…16 people plus 16 plates. That should be OK.” Note to self: Sometimes people like their pizza and their cake on separate plates!), the party went off without a hitch. A good time was had by all — and, more importantly, my husband did not suspect a thing.
My lovely sisters-in-law also gave him the best birthday present of all — time away for just the two of us! They stayed overnight on Saturday so we could go to hotel without the Little One! It was so relaxing and we slept great. Isn’t it sad that the measure of a good night out now is that we got to sleep really well? We also got to see “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” which was actually pretty darn funny. I was pleasantly surprised and would recommend it as worth seeing. (Just so you know, it is dumb comedy but a pretty good dumb comedy.)
So thank you to everyone who helped me pull of the big surprise! It was so worth it, wasn’t it? Knowing that we pulled one over on Mr. Cyborg (AKA, He-Who-Knows-All, He-Who-Can’t-Be-Fooled)?