Tomorrow is G’s birthday, and I completely forgot to buy him a gift. In my defense he is nearly impossible to buy for and I had been thinking about it a lot until last week, yet I still forgot. Until driving home tonight from work, too tired to have any desire to go to a mall and purchase a gift.

I will do what I always kinda-sorta do for the kids and their birthdays these days: I shall throw money at the problem.

Fortunately, I have a last-minute save. Today UPS delivered 2 sets of 2 Tiki-brand island king torches I had ordered for the backyard, and we like them so much we will be presenting a set to G for his birthday and ordering another 3 sets for us to utilize around our pool and backyard. It’s completely practical, almost impersonal birthday gift, but at least it’s something I know he and K can and will use this summer during barbeques and parties outside.

But I am still throwing money at the problem. He can then go forth and buy anything else he’d really enjoy, or use it in Santa Cruz this weekend.

I cannot believe I almost forgot his birthday gift. It is so unlike me, and I will chalk it up to all the home improvement work we have been doing and planning the past few weeks. We are taking them (G, K, and C – A has to work) to dinner tomorrow night. I have that on my phone, M has it post-it noted on his iPad, so I know we will not forget that.

2 thoughts on “Mom failure alert

  1. LOL- Ah Ms. J …”throwing money at it” made me giggle. Only because it’s true. Even when we’ve purchased something for one of our kids, let’s say concert tickets for a concert 4 months before said birthday as a gift, we end up buying something small.for them to actually open on said birthday, even though they had their gift already 😉 Here’s wishing G a happy birthday tomorrow…i for one would love new tiki torches (truly) and some mad money!

    1. Thanks, IsMe! We also buy dinner, of course, and we’re going to some hip, urban eatery that the kids love. The kids actually don’t care about gifts anymore; it’s dinner that is the big deal.

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