Monday, August 24, 2009

What I really want for my birthday.

Remember how you would ask your mom what she wanted for her birthday and she would say something like...."sleep". Remember how that was really annoying and you couldn't understand how she couldn't instantly think of a million things to rattle off. In a world of plastic caboodles, Bop Magazines, Hypercolor socks and Guess jeans, there was always some thing to want. Maybe that was just me.

Of course I have officially turned into my mother. I hear things come out of my mouth like "how many times do I have to tell you?!?" and "You can just stay in your room until you have stopped your bellyaching!". I find myself giggling when I actually get to go to bed, and I lock myself in the bathroom for a few minutes, just to get away.

I like gifts as much as the next gal. But if I think about what I really want, it is closer to "sleep" than a caboodle. Some things I really, really want for my birthday.....

  1. Someone to come and clean my house from top to bottom. Literally. The walls washed, hardwood polished, the baseboards wiped. The bathrooms sparkling, the carpets spotless, the oven like new. Laundry completely finished.
  2. While that person cleaned, I would like someone else to organize. I would be lightly supervising. The pantry, the linen closets, the play room....If there is something that doesn't have a place, put it in a stuff box. After organizing is done, we go through the stuff box together and get rid or store the excess.
  3. I would like a personal chef to come for a few days and prepare delicious and healthy meals. I don't want to plan them. That is one of the sucky parts about motherhood. Even if you like to cook, cooking three meals a day every day is exhausting.
  4. I want 12 hours in my house, by myself. I would read, blog, take a bath, straighten my hair...maybe just watch the entire BBC Pride & Prejudice. Alone. No messes materializing out of no where. No screaming offspring. Just me and the quiet.
  5. A cake haphazardly decorated by a three year old and my little family around me singing "Happy Birthday to you."
So there is my list. To be perfectly honest, as long as I get #5, it will be a great day.

Speaking of birthdays - next Monday will be the start of my week of birthday giveaways. Stay tuned.

photos via flickr

9 comments:

Gloria said...

What a beautiful little girl. She looks very tall and going to school already. It seems only yesterday she was born.
You have a nice family Natalie. You and Shane should be very proud and happy . Love Gloria

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day.
Mine is Friday Aug 28th!

Faerie Mom said...

My birthday is on Friday, the 28th! Happy bday to you!!!!

Mommystired said...

Good list. Someone to clean the house...heaven.

nicole said...

happy Birthday. It seems like there are alot of birthdays this month and next. Mine is Sept.14th

Nama said...

i love your obsession with yellow...I mean, who couldn't be happy surrounded by yellow, right? We painted a room on our new house yellow (atomic tangerine, to be specific) and I totally have those yellow shoes in your picture collage. I heart Target.

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

I wish I could wish those wishes true...but I doubt I could :( Anyways..maybe you could get some R and R for your bday!

Melissa B. said...

My kids are almost grown & out of the house, and I'm still wishing for all of these...Feliz Cumpleanos!

kristi lee said...

Caboodles...if only I could obsess over organizing my house like I used to organize my 2 (or 3 or 4) caboodles. The days of being 12!!!

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