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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Baarah Tareekh ko Baarah Baje.....

He came home travelling the 3 hour distance in the night, timed to arrive at 12 am. He arrived at 11.45 pm. Sat on the doorsteps waiting for the clock (ahem watch, ahem mobile phone) to strike 12.
On the dot, he got up to ring the door bell.
The power...went off.

Not to be deflated, he rang the sleeping wife inside the house.
A groggy, mildly irritated (ahem, very irritated at the power cut) voice answered the call.
Happy Birthday To You......Open the door....
The knight in shining armour (shining because of the mobile phone light) came in armed with a huge chocolate truffle cake (Hot Breads if you need to know)!
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The sweetest thing he could have done in a not so long time (the last was when he vacuumed the home). Especially because we had discussed that he should not come home as he is busy with the client in Pondy and he would have to rush back in the morning. It was unexpected and very very sweet (now why was it sweet?- because the entire day had been a sweet overload- for those who will ask, I will post about it in a couple of days-for this post- suffice that I had eaten cakes the entire day). I cannot believe that barely 6 hours after eating that last chocolate cake, I would be back in full form hogging the cake as if there is no tomorrow. The kids were (un)ceremoniously woken up with threats of pulling the pajamas down, putting nosy on their mouth and going away ghummi in the car without them.
They woke with a ready (Tejas) & Not-so-ready (Ojas) smile and immediately began poking at the cake, on cue (from each other).
No correction- Ojas woke up and asked for his share of the candles on seeing the cake which Tejas had gleefully opened for him and which I was trying to close just in case Ojas decided to kick in his sleep and leave a footprint on the face of the cake.
The candles were duly lit (3 if u asked) and Tejas fretted for a while as his candle refused to burn as bright as the rest.
The cakes were cut by the kids - the husband had thoughtfully got 2 knifes and the knifes were duly licked.
And then portions of cake were demanded- like I want to eat H, I want to eat B or I want to eat the silver beads (when was the last time I had a birthday cake decorated with silver beads ?-when I was a little girl in school I think) - and what was left behind was a mass of poked and prodded mangled cake - but still it's cake.
So those who come in person to wish me, may get a share of the mangled cake.
Don't mind, just think of the love and affection & excitement with which it has been destroyed!-------------------------------------------
Thanks Darling- You just made my day!

18 comments:

R's Mom said...

Thats so wonderful! Have a great birthday!

Monika,Ansh said...

Happy Birthday & that was really sweet....the cake included.

AA_Mom said...

Happy Birthday

Kodi's Mom said...

what a sweet way to start the year! happy b'day, Itchy!

Itchingtowrite said...

Many thanks Ladies!!!

artnavy said...

well deserved and sweet start to a whole new year!! so what bday resolutions did u make??

Andy said...

Happy Bday, but did u have to wake up the sleeping kids??? You could have had some ahem private celebrations....at least he deserved it for the cute gesture!!..hee hee

Itchingtowrite said...

art- true naa!! i deserve it! i am such a nice wife!!! no resolutions... i am not the type thanks for the wishes

andy- thanks thanks!!! and ah dont worry... "parent"hood has taught us to manage the private celebration part also

Timepass said...

Janam din mubarak ho...mere hisse ka cake??

Itchingtowrite said...

thanks TP- jaise i said- ghar aao!!

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Many, many Happy Returns of the day! What a sweet, romantic gesture :) and what a lovely way to bring your 'day' (night) in! :) They obviously made it very special for you.

The Rat... said...

happy birthday to u.. happy birthday to u...happy birthday dear damsel, happy birthday to u :-)

ok.. that was a bad chorus, wr is my mangled cake now??? i want it NOW!!!

:-)

VJ said...

Happy birthday itchy !!
have a funtastic year ahead !!

itchingtowrite said...

thanks M4!
The Rat- come home....
Thanks VJ

The Inquisitive Akka said...

Hey happy birthday!!!!My birthday is in august too and this year my beloved husband was in China....that's a post I have to put up soon!!!I hope you had a great day!
Your husband is adorable!!

The Inquisitive Akka said...

Hey happy birthday!!!!My birthday is in august too and this year my beloved husband was in China....that's a post I have to put up soon!!!I hope you had a great day!
Your husband is adorable!!

Itchingtowrite said...

thanks IA!!! and do that post quick

Monika said...

awww i missed this post and hence the question on the next post

so sweet of him

happy belated birthday to u :)