Thursday, April 1, 2010

Apparently, I'm getting a boyfriend for my 41st birthday...

The following is a conversation I had with Cole and Bella yesterday morning...

Cole: Mommy, do you know what you want for your birthday?

Me: How about a big ole' birthday cake smothered with frosting?

Bella: I know what you REALLY want.

Me: You do? What, ice cream with the cake?

Bella: No, you want a pedicure.

Me: Well, that WOULD be nice.

Bella: And after your pedicure, I'm gonna get you a boyfriend.

Me: WHAT?! A boyfriend?! Well, what about Daddy?

Bella: He won't care. You can still have Daddy AND a boyfriend.

Me: But can I still have some cake?

Upon telling him about this conversation, Tim laughed and said, "Fine with me...his first project will be finishing the remodel of the bathroom. We might as well BOTH benefit from this, right?"

Well, what do you know...having my birthday on April Fool's Day may not be so bad after all.

I just hope the new boyfriend doesn't snore.

Now, did someone mention cake?

Birthday

On a side note, I want to thank everyone who left such supportive and encouraging comments yesterday regarding Bella. A few of you even wrote your own blog posts about what had happened, which really touched my heart.

Each and every one of you are seriously amazing...it was such a wonderful feeling to have that many people in my corner!


It's too bad that BFF will probably never experience that same feeling, although I pray that he/she read each of the comments and hopefully realizes now how badly words can hurt.

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91 comments:

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday!!! Mine was just on Tuesday and while I don't have a new boyfriend (lucky you), I did get the pedicure and cake!!! Gotta love birthdays! Enjoy!

singedwingangel said...

Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuu.. I like Bella's idea toooo, specially if he is gonna complete the Honey dew list lol...

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Happy Birthday!! Sounds like Bella's got your back!! As for me, I'm with you...keep the guy and just give me another piece of CAKE!!!

Hope you have a great day!!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Happy Birthday Girl! Wishing the very best birthday ever! How funny - sure why not - a boyfriend is a great gift!

Better yet, the boyfriend could jump out of the cake that is smothered in icing with ice cream on the side!
Have a fantastic day!

Tracy said...

Happy birthday, sister!!!

xoxo

BigSis said...

Happy Birthday!

Mine is tomorrow and I could really use a man in my life, so if you don't want that boyfriend, you can definitely send him my way. And cake too, of course.

When did I become my Mom said...

Happy Birthday Helene!
Hope you have a wonderful day. (I know the kids are going to make it special!)

The Boob Nazi said...

Happy Birthday! I hope the boyfriend thing works out for you.

Colton's Mommy said...

Happy birthday!! I wish I could get a present like Bella suggested. Maybe he would actually DO something around the house!!

Brooke said...

happy birthday!!

i think i'd want a wife instead of a boyfriend for my birthday.

as a gift - i gave you a blog award. the details are on my post today :)

Omotee! said...

Happy Birthday! may ur dreams come true.

boyfriend?! waoh, u'll have a husband and a boyfriend, aint u just lucky! kids are just so funny

am april too!

Carly said...

Happy Birthday Helene!!!!

Hope you get that pedicure &Cake!!

Momma Fargo said...

Happy Birthday! Cute post! Your kids are adorable. Have a great celebration!

Tina... said...

Happy Birthday to you! Can you send me a boyfriend too? One that looks like Patrick Dempsey?

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The "Dubs" said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Those kiddos are too stinkin cute! And I just read your post from yesterday... all I have to say is WAY TO GO GIRL! Sometimes people are just so upset with theirvvselves they don't know what to do so they have to criticize others. [something we have heard all our lives right]!
Either way, you enjoy that cake and that new boyfriend. And I cant' wait to see pictures of hte bathroom remodel :) lol

We live in a Zoo! said...

Happy birthday!

Eva Gallant said...

Happy birthday--now I understand how you ended up with two sets of twins...it's an April fool joke! (Actually, there is no joke; you are so blessed with such gorgeous kids!

Jennifer said...

It's important to find a man who has money, a man who adores you,a man who is great in the sack. It's also important that these 3 men should never meet!

haha Happy Birthday Girly. Hope its grand and that you get a big giant cake!

Jo said...

Happy Birthday Helene!

Samantha said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your boyfriend...and your cake :)

Rhaven said...

Happy Birthday Helene! May you enjoy your cake, pedicure, AND your new boyfriend =D

Thanks for the great comment the other day. I really appreciate it! Now go eat some cake!!!!

MamaOtwins+1 said...

Happy Birthday Helene! Hope you get everything you desire today! No Joke!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you know that there are so many people out here that LOVE reading your blog. You tell it like it is and you're freaking hysterical! I was so shocked by BFF and I am amazed at how you handled everything with such grace and class. BFF can SUCK IT! You and your beautiful family are awesome and perfect! Thanks for all the smiles and laughs! And again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Jenn said...

whoohoo for a boyfriend that does manual labor! My step daughter's birthday is today too, she'll be turning 11, and she's still not sure she enjoys having her birthday on April Fools Day. Hope you have a great day! Enjoy the cake!

HT said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day and that hubby and the kids will seriously spoil you!

Nezzy said...

Sweet Helene have yourself a very 'happy birthday.' It sure sounds like your gonna have your cake and eat it too! Heeehehehe! Maybe even get that bathroom finished. Well, a girl can hope anyway.

Have the best day celebrating your wonderful life! Now, go...go...make a wish and blow out the candles!!!

LucidLilith said...

Oh my...where did you get that animated gif? It is sooooo hilarious!

Now wouldn't i love to get another boyfriend for my birthday.

happy birthday and remain blessed!

This Daddy said...

Happy Birthday Helene. Now does this mean that Tim is going to get a girlfriend on his birthday?

kerrycharacters said...

Happy birthday and I am delighted to have found your blog!

kerrycharacters said...

Happy birthday and I am delighted to have found your blog!

Kristina P. said...

I already have a secret boyfriend on the side. I tell my husband about him a lot.

Marianne said...

Those kids of your's, they are too smart!

And loved Tim's response!

Happy Birthday little lady!!!!

PS, just realized what exactly the animation is doing: hahahaha. too funny.

My Book Barn said...

Happy Birthday!!! Kids say the darndest things! lol So, cute! Here's wishing you a very special birthday! (You're gonna share the cake & ice cream right!? Right!?) ; )
~Angela

Crazy family of 5 said...

Happy Birthday!!

mama of 4 said...

Happy birthday!! You know a boyfriend sounds fun... but can I have a wife, just so I could sit around and do nothing for a day or so ?? ;)

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I've always told my husband that if he decides to get a girlfriend to just make sure she cooks and irons. I could use some help around here. I think you might just want to stick with the pedicure and cake. Although maybe throw a massage in for good luck. Love your posts.

Shelby at DoubleUpBooks.com - The Twins and Multiples Bookstore said...

Happy Birthday, Gorgeous! You don't look a day over 25. Enjoy your special day (and your new boyfriend).

Laura said...

That is awesome. I mean she has insight. A husband AND a boyfriend. lololol

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Wow! You even have your hubby's permission! Go for it!...lol

Happy Birthday!

shortmama said...

Happy Birthday! Hope your new boyfriend gets all the work done!

Katie said...

Happy Birthday, you funny girl! Live the high life tonight with your new boyfriend---maybe you both can get that pedicure together! ;-)

Imjustagirl said...

That is to funny!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!! and of course you should enjoy some CAKE!!!

Creative Junkie said...

Happy happy birthday, Helene!

Side by Side said...

Hope you get your delicious cake today!
Have a wonderful birthday...I agree with other poster...a wife would be beneficial. lol

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Happy Birthday my blogging friend!!!

A boyfriend AND cake sounds like the perfect way to celebrate!! LOL!

The Martinez Family said...

Happy Birthday! Do you get to choose your new boyfriend or is Bella taking charge of that one? Either way, not only is she a cutie pie-SHE'S A GENIUS! She's only 5 years old and already knows that you can't have enough cake and men in your life?

christy rose said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!

I just read your last post and I think that you handled that comment like a pro mommy!!! and I think that your little girl is just absolutely perfect in every way!!!!!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Aren't you lucky? A pedicure AND a bonus boyfriend? I love how kids think. At least your hubby has no problem with sharing as long as he gets the projects finished.

Happy Birthday to you! May you get all the frosting your tummy can hold!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Have a Happy Birthday!!!

So does having a husband and a boyfriend mean 2 bad gifts?!

Mama Taylor said...

Happy birthday! Haven't visited your blog in awhile so I'm off to go catch up! :)

Shell said...

Happy birthday! Cake and a boyfriend? Perfect birthday!

5 Kids With Disabilities said...

Wow! What a great birthday! A new boyfriend AND cake! Who could ask for more????
Lindsey Petersen

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday! Our anniversary was yesterday and when we were selecting a wedding date I suggested April Fools' Day! haha Obviously that didn't happen-but we got it pretty close. Hope you got to enjoy a little cake and even ice cream!

WhisperingWriter said...

Happy Birthday!

Would the new boyfriend clean? If so, send him over here next!

Enjoy your cake.

Cascia said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like Bella has a good idea for a Birthday gift. Have a good one!

AngieB said...

Dang! That Bella is one smart little chick! A pedicure and a boyfriend for your birthday. . . I just can't wait for her teenage, no, PRE-teen years, 'cause you are SOOOO in trouble! That girl's got it goin' on!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday, friend!

If I'da known sooner, I would have sent you someone GORGEOUS! :-)

Amanda Marie* said...

Happy Birthday! & Yes I Would Love To Ride On A Hot Air Balloon I Know I Kinda Crazy!!

Robin said...

Oh have a wonderful Birthday..my friend..Im Aries too (4/13)..not that I think about it much...HaPpY BiRtHdAy...Mwha..!...have a great time with the cake, the frosting, and the new Bf...not all together though..Hahahah.!

Deana said...

Happy Birthday!! enjoy the boyfriend and the cake! lol

Jen said...

Happy Birthday and take the pedicure. That's a lot less complicated than having a boyfriend.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday.. Sorry I missed your last post. I will go and read it.

Missie said...

So, what's the boyfriend's name? LOL
Happy Birthday!!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday! LOL about getting a boyfriend for your birthday! LOL even harder at your husband's response!

*LLUVIA* said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

I'd like a boyfriend too! He can take care of stuff while hubster is away...lol

D said...

Happy Birthday!

My dad always told my mom that when she turned 40 he was gonna trade her for two 20s. Perhaps you could just add a 22 and a 20 year old boyfriend?

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Stef said...

That is awesome....maybe with 4 eyes, the men in the house, together, would be able to find the mustard that seems to hide from them EVERY time! Good luck with that.
And your daughter is cute as a button! BFF is just an idiot!!

KK said...

How funny, happy birthday!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

hi there!
im your newest follower!
Happy Birthday!
I just read your last post also! OMG .. i got SOOOO MAD!! you did a wonderufl job fighting back!
what a complete jerk!
we will have to pray that the Lord changes his heart.
God Bless!
XoXO
Keren

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Helene!!!!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Helene!!!!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Helene!!!!

Mercy said...

Ha. Too cute. Kids sure know what will make us happy. Hope you had a great day. Happy Birthday.

yonca said...

I think I'll have only cake for my birthday;)Happy Birthday Helen!

The Grounded Drink Lady said...

Hope you had a great birthday! My Grandmother's birthday was also April Fool's Day and she was a hoot! I'm sorry that you had to explain anything about your daughter. That post was completely uncalled for and hateful to boot. Makes me reconsider this blog thing. She is beautiful as is the rest of your family!

The Mother said...

I love Bella. That's a girl with a proper head on her shoulders.

Cheryl Lage said...

Hope that birthday was full of pedicures and pretty men...as many as necessary! ;)

(Gotta love a daughter who has your back!)

Annie said...

Happy Birthday, Helene!!!

Sounds like you are going to have a great birthday.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Tropical Mum said...

Happy Birthday Helene.

Thanks for stopping by the other day.

Where do these kids get their ideas?! Why ever would you want a boyfriend--another person to look after? I would prefer to have a cook, cleaner or nanny--someone to look after me or make my life easier ;-)

Have a lovely weekend.

Shelly

2wired2tired.com said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday and am curious to know if you got that boyfriend to finish the bathroom remodel. :)

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Mrsbear said...

Aw, Happy Belated! Sorry I missed it. I'll pick cake over the boyfriend any day. Two men who need attention sounds like two too many.

Vera Ezimora said...

So that's the secret to getting a new boyfriend for your birthday??? You gotta be born on April 1st. Darn!! Wish I had known that before being born on January 14th. Oh, well. Some other time, I guess.

Happy birthday, Helene!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lanita said...

A boyfriend for a birthday present might be nice...especially if their sole purpose was to do everything around the house the husband doesn't want to do. Hope you had a happy day.

Lanita
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Kim said...

Happy birthday (sorry I'm a little late)! I'm pretty sure my husband would have little objection to a new boyfriend either. In fact, he insists he agreed to the children thing to help stifle my need for attention (that sure backfired on him)!

Hope you had a great, relaxing birhtday!

bluecottonmemory said...

Happy Birthday!How I miss having girls in my house - they definitely come up with more girl-friendly ideas:)

And I loved your husband's response!

I hope your entire year is filled with such wonderful conversations:)

Merri Ann said...

I know ... a day late and a dollar short ....

Hope you had a wonderful birthday ... love the girl blowing out the candles animation ha ha ha.

Hopefully I'm back to blogland this week ... thanks for your nice comments and for sticking by my blog.

And, you should take Bella with you for the Pedi for having such a great idea!!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday to You! I hope it was wonderful.
I would also like a boyfriend to help my Hubby with his DIY projects... so let me know how that turns out for you :-)

Alicia said...

Hi Helene!!!

Your kids are so cute!! I think they are so bright, AND FUNNY like their mama!!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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