This post is sponsored by Hallmark but, as always, the stories, thoughts and opinions are all mine.
2012 will forever be known in our household as the Year of the Preemie. There was bed rest. There was a 29-weeker. There was the NICU. There was an apnea monitor and a feeding tube taped to his face that lasted all the way to 2013.
We were so thankful, when on February 28, 2013 (over a year after his birth), Meyer passed his 4th swallow study (FAIL, FAIL, FAIL, PASS!) and we got to take out the feeding tube and let him drink from a bottle instead of dumping his milk straight into his chubby little tummy.
So you can imagine that after this 14-month ordeal where every single thing we thought or did was focused on our kids, Gabe and I were ready for a little adult-style celebration. We chose my May 5 birthday (29th, of course) and bought tickets to Shaky Knees musical festival. 2 of my besties planned to join us for some serious festival fun.
Let me tell ya, there’s hardly any time nicer in Atlanta, Ga than early May. The temperature is warm but not hot. Skies are blue. I knew my day would be celebrated with sun on my face, a beer in my hand and great live music! Birthday heaven.
Finally! May 5 dawned bright and sunny.
Nope. Nope, it didn’t. The day barely dawned at all — because thick, gray clouds were covering the entire sky and the temperature insisted it was February, not May. To makes matters even more miserable, there was a nonstop downpour of rain. Birthday hell.
But my friends were in town, our tickets were paid for, so there was nothing else to do but suck it up, put on a bunch of layers and rain gear and go.
I figured if I had enough birthday cocktails, I could make the weather go away. Amirite?
We tried really hard to make it work even though we looked like a wet box of crayola crayons. See those forced smiles? There are chattering teeth behind them. Not even a couple of double margaritas could make me forget my wet, chilled bones. If you’re counting, that’s 4 margaritas. But who’s counting?
Proving that sometimes the best laid birthday plans turn into a #birthdayfail.
Hallmark has some pretty funny examples of birthday fails on their Facebook page but my favorite by far is this little video from those freaking crazy Duck Dynasty guys.
You can see loads of other funny #birthdayfails on the Hallmark Facebook page here.
And after all this evidence, I’m thinking you should just go ahead and send a Hallmark card to all your closest loved ones for their birthdays because if all else fails, at least you’ve found a lasting way to say you love them on their birthday and always.
Hey, that was pretty good — I should write for Hallmark. (Call me!)
Just to make sure you’re prepared for a #birthdaywin, I’ve got a 10-card pack of assorted Hallmark birthday cards (a $40 value) for one lucky winner. Just leave a comment below and I’ll pick a winner Wednesday, November 27th.
This post is sponsored by Hallmark but as always, the stories, thoughts and opinions are my own.