Well, today’s my son’s 25th birthday. (See below for gift ideas for guys.) First of all, I can’t believe that my son is 25. I’m just not sure how that happened. Anyways, what with Christmas so near, we have always tried to make his birthday special, but this year I feel like it got swept under the rug. He thinks we’re all making a bigger deal than he is about it, though.
I ordered Christmas presents for him, but completely forgot to buy him anything for his birthday, and even forgot to get him a card! (FYI: I am a card kind of person, and if I give anything, I give a card. So what’s up with me this year, I have no idea.) After all my feeling so on top of things for Christmas, somehow I forgot about birthday gifts, plus NONE of his Christmas gifts have been delivered yet. Aaargghh!
So, though he doesn’t care as much as I do, it looks like, unless we get a UPS delivery today, we will be delaying opening gifts for a couple of days. I realized on Saturday that I had no birthday gifts, and found some clothes (he likes nice clothes) on sale, but I couldn’t get them online. My plans were to run over to JCPenneys and buy the sweater and shirt that were on sale and that I had not been able to get online for him. Tonight, we were going to go to Old Country Buffet (not my favorite restaurant, but he likes it–it must be a guy thing–and we can get birthday freebies there), and tomorrow we were going to be going out with some friends to a nice restaurant (however, not necessarily to celebrate his birthday). All this has changed, however, because
My husband is off of work for 2 weeks, (but my son had to work on his birthday), and my husband called me to tell me he saw a pickup rolled over on his way to his dentist appointment, and basically discouraged me from going out.
So, here I am turning to Plan B, trying to think of something to make for a birthday supper, hoping we get a delivery, looking for ways to make it special anyway, making my own card, and wondering how this happened. How would you make it special if you were me? I hope he doesn’t think I’m a terrible mother.
Update (a couple of hours later): It looks like we’re going to try to go out after all, and I made some cupcakes, to which we’ve added Rolo candies–he LOVES caramel. AND, a delivery came, which included gifts for him!! Yay. I still would love to hear your ideas for making a birthday special for a 25-year-old, and especially how you’ve made Christmas birthdays work.