Monday, February 20, 2006

13 Reasons Why I Suck

Today was DramaMama's birthday.

1) She got her present on Saturday.

2) She got her birthday dinner on Saturday.

3) I woke up too late to make her breakfast in bed

4) I was so busy at work, I wasn't able to call her during the day.

5) Today was payday. I was too busy, and was not able to get my paycheck.

6) I worked very late, because I got stuck on a project that had to be completed.

7) We have $73, so my plan to take out for dinner was bagged to make sure we don't get overdrawn before my check that I didn't pick up gets deposited.

8) DramaMama made dinner.

9) I helped the Bear make a birthday card. DramaMama pretended to be happy.

10) I told her happy birthday, which elicited the response "Woopdie doo... it's been like any regular day." Confirming that I do indeed suck for not making this a special day for her.

11) DramaMama went to bed at 8:00 because she did not get a special day.

12) DramaMama always goes out of her way to make sure my birthday is special.

13) I feel horrible, and now anything I do is filed under 'make up call'.

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At February 20, 2006 8:06 PM, Blogger peebugg said...

You don't suck.......

things happen....she loves the new bed.......

and you remembered!!!! which is more than some husbands can say!!!

At February 20, 2006 8:53 PM, Blogger Shane said...

dang. Valentine's day, now this. ouch.
go here: and tell her you put her name on a church sign. heh heh
then pray for rain

At February 20, 2006 9:44 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Unfortunately, she already showed me that place. DOH!

At February 20, 2006 10:43 PM, Blogger Seawave said...

I agree with peebugg - you don't suck. You love her dearly, and she knows that. The way you love her every day of the year, not just this one day, is what is so inspiring and truly lovely to see.

Happy Birthday, DramaMama!!!!

At February 21, 2006 5:00 AM, Anonymous Jennifer said...


:D Not much else I can say....

At February 21, 2006 7:21 AM, Blogger drama mama said...

Now, everyone will think that I'm being "ungrateful" for the things I have.

Not so.

At February 21, 2006 6:57 PM, Blogger Dave said...


This was in no way intended to guide people to think you are ungrateful for your gifts. I know you appreciate them.

The point was to show first and foremost how thoughtless I was on your birthday, and secondly how terrible I feel at having hurt your feelings so badly.

I love you more than anyone or anything. I screwed up big, and I am deeply sorry.

At February 21, 2006 10:31 PM, Blogger Shane said...

nah, nobody thinks that. we only feel the love from both of you.

wait a minute. where's my bear posts?

heh heh

At February 22, 2006 12:27 PM, Anonymous John said...


You're a software geek. These things happen to guys that get caught up providing for their families. I'm a husband of 9 yrs and a father of 2 wonderful kids. At times, I haven't made a big deal of my wife's birthday and early in our marrige, she was miffed. She now understands that I love her daily and aim to please her daily. If the planets don't align for her birthday, she is very accommodating...

You don't suck! Always love and honor your wife daily.


At February 28, 2006 10:10 PM, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I'm here from Wendy's...I've not been here before Dave, so I don't know "the history" BUT...

It sounds like you hadn't planned ahead very well....Right? I've known about DramaMama's B-Day for a while, I assume....I'm sorry...I don't mean to make you feel worse than you do..but...I FEEL for your dear wife! Birthdays only come once a year....(And, I gather you screwed up on Valentine's Day, too?? OY!)

Well, I hope you find some really wonderful way to make it up to her...

Happy Birthday, Dear Wife Of Dave!

At March 03, 2006 7:06 PM, Blogger Jillian said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh Dave!

Stop right now -- stop bashing and smashing yourself to bits.

Dang, I wish I would've been here sooner!

First of all -- Erica will never, never, never doubt that you love and cherish her.

Secondly -- Yes, I would have felt disappointment at not "having a special day." Absolutely. BUT...that doesn't mean that you SUCK.

Oy vey!

Eons ago, Eric had the audicity to receive arthroscopic knee surgery the day before my birthday. Needless to say, he was not able to do a think for me on my "special day." In fact, my boss let me leave work early so that I could go home and take care of my laid-up hubby.

A couple of weeks later, Eric took me out on a special birthday date, topped by a gift hidden in the trunk of his car -- the oak hopper topper I'd been drooling over for my bathroom.

So you see -- he "made up for it." And I know you will, too.

And Erica -- I didn't think Dave's post made you sound ungrateful in any way. You were feeling a bit deflated, perhaps, as I would have felt. It's so hard to not have our hearts set on our Dear Ones making our birthdays special. I am SO with you on that. And "ungrateful" has nothing to do with it. (((hugs)))

At March 10, 2006 10:29 AM, Blogger Lisa said...

Dave, such a cute post! I'm sure your lady knows that you meant well and that you will make up for it (if that is even necessary, that's between you and the little lady :)

Hope all is well!! Are you revising your book? Curious!



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