I’ve mentioned before that my husband and I have the same birthday.
Bloody cheek of it.
There are some ways in which it’s really convenient to share a birthday; he’s never forgotten. In a life before children, we used to be able to do something fun together like go away for the weekend or even go on holiday and we could justify the cost.
But dammit, sharing a birthday with your significant other can be a pain in the arse and these are my top five reasons:
1) You will never know whether they would have remembered of their own volition.
Or whether you would have.
2) Your kids will grow up confused.One day they'll have to realise that this isn't the same for all couples.
3) No one gets spoiled.
It's not fair for one person to wake up with the kids on their birthday... So you both do. No lie-ins for me.
4) Someone will do more.
...and the other person will feel bad about it. Unless you lay down strict spending criteria, someone's going to feel a bit guilty. Swapping a diamond necklace for a pair of Star Trek socks does feel a little inequitable.
5) Once you've been together a while and have joint finances it gets a bit ridiculous to spend loads of money on one day...
On stuff you probably wouldn't spend your own money on. A bit like Christmas. Because of this, my husband has not had a proper birthday present from me in a long time.
I've not got the best track record for buying gifts.
This year it was our sixth wedding anniversary which is traditionally celebrated with iron. I bought some Iron Man gloves which I thought was a great idea. He didn't. I am a pretty crap wife.
It's a shame I hadn't come across them last year when it was our fifth anniversary which is 'wood.' He bought me a little wooden treasure chest with nice things in it (wine, if I recall correctly; Oyster Bay sav blanc); I got him a new baby that screamed constantly and didn't let us sleep for seventeen months and counting.
|Here I am, trying to get a photo.|
Yes, that's a box of wine.
It's quite 'on-brand'.
this cheap kit from Amazon and he said it was really simple to do himself. And he's no DIY pro (sorry, I do love you, but you know that's true).
|The small one has taken a shine to it...|
If you think that a Jord Wood Watch would make a great gift for someone you know, then you can get $25 off by using this link (first 100 only).
Now I just have to think of something to get him for Christmas.
We received this watch free for the purposes of this review, but all thoughts and opinions are mine. And the bit about being a crap wife, that's mine too. All mine. Thanks very much Jord for making me look a little less crap this year.