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Fairly Odd Mother

Frantically waving my magic wand to make wishes come true.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Lordy, Lordy, Look Who's Forty. . .

We're home and had a fabulous weekend. Fairly Odd Father had me fooled up until we pulled into the parking lot here. I doubt you want a play-by-play of our three days; suffice to say that I was scrubbed, buffed, moisturized and rubbed into pampered-momma bliss. He did good, my fabulous husband.

On Sunday, when we arrived to pick up the kids at my mom's house, I was surprised by a group of close friends and family who had balloons, cake and prizes for me. Much love and warm fuzzies all around.

Now, I'm back to reality. The kids are loud, spastic and demanding. The laundry piles are big. Thankfully, the husband took today off to ease me back into 'real' life, but re-entry is so hard. My newly forty-year-old mind and body is definitely feeling its age today.

And, yet, I am so grateful to have a mom, sister and brother-in-law who were generous enough to forfeit an entire weekend for my enjoyment.

I have a husband who planned every little detail of the weekend, down to my spa treatments and wine-and-rose-petals in our room, all to help me feel special over a decidedly scary birthday milestone.

I have three amazing children who handled their first-ever absence of both mommy and daddy with good cheer and fine manners. And, their welcome-back hugs made every part of me happy.

Thanks to everyone for their kind words, emails, cards, phone calls and telepathic well wishes. You've all made 40 much more fun than I expected.

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13 Comments:

Blogger Whirlwind said...

Wow, it sounds like you had a GREAT weekend! I keep telling Husband I'd like a spa day there, but it's fallen on deaf ears so far.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Major Bedhead said...

It sounds like a fantastic weekend! Happy birthday. I turned 40 last fall and it's been pretty much fine. I keep waiting for things to start falling apart or falling off or something, but so far, nada.


I'm a little jealous - my husband doesn't even remember my birthday. He'd never do something like that.

5:09 PM  
Blogger Magpie said...

That sounds lovely - 40 isn't too bad!! Happy Birthday!

5:50 PM  
Blogger Alpha DogMa said...

I'm going to bookmark this post - maybe send my husband over here for inspiration.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Alpha DogMa said...

Oh - and congrats!

6:28 PM  
Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

I'm next! September 15th. My mom has already offered to fly here (from 3,000 miles away) to stay with the kids for the weekend. Bless her.

7:31 PM  
Anonymous shar133 said...

Happy Birthday! Wish I could have been there to celebrate it with you in person -but since I can't, I decided to have a celebratory drink in your honor from FL! Cheers!

Kudos to FOF for his extreme thoughtfulness and planning! And of course to mom and Mr and Mrs Q - you realize that you owe them one now. I can imagine it only gets crazier as the kids all are just a LITTLE bit older too......

7:34 PM  
Blogger Rock the Cradle said...

A very Happy Birthday to you!
Mmmmm. Spa. What a good man you have there.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Oooh, that looks devine! What a great place to spend a birthday.

My husband turned 40 last winter and we also spent 3 days at a spa. It was pure bliss. We're already trying to figure out when we can go back again. I told hubs he'd set an EXCELLENT precedent for fortieth birthdays.

1:31 AM  
Blogger sandy shoes said...

What a lovely weekend.
Happy 40th!

9:21 AM  
Blogger Isabel said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

10:11 AM  
Anonymous pinks & blues girls said...

I am so glad you had such a relaxing getaway! And I must give props to your husband for planning a great birthday weekend!

Jane, P&B Girls

2:46 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Oh so jealous! But my happiness for you outweighs the jealousy.

Amost.

Kind of.

Can't wait to raise a glass to you in person in a few weeks.

6:18 PM  

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