Friday, August 13, 2010

Funniest F*cking Thing I Heard All Day: The Anniversary Present

The Cap'n and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary this week.  We went out to a nice dinner, paid the babysitter $425 and were home in time to put the kids to bed.  We know how to party.  The most memorable part of the day was receiving a special gift from our oldest child, 7 year old Thumbelina.

She'd been telling us for a week that she had something really, really great for us.  Something incredibly awesome.  And it was going to be way, way better than anything we could ever imagine that she would give us.  She built up our hopes.  She ramped up the suspense and anticipation.

The child did not disappoint.

As soon as we woke up on our anniversary, we were directed to sit on the couch for the presentation of the gift.  Thumbelina waited until we were ready, marched into the room, stepped onto the coffee table and with a flourish, revealed our gift.

That's right.  It's an absolutely massive Venus and Serena Williams poster.  It's large enough to decorate the exterior of a very classy van.  And even though we don't watch tennis or care about the Williams sisters at all - Thumbelina brought the thunder.  That thing is AWESOME.  It is now hanging where she suggested we put it, right where people can see it as soon they walk in our house.  (Mommy had to take down down her Twilight poster that Kate gave me but that was no problem, except for Kate... but, whatever.)

It. Is. The. Best. Anniversary. Present. Ever.

The. End.

(c)Herding Turtles, Inc. 2009 - 2010


  1. OMG, that is the awesome! Priceless!

  2. LOL--well done! (I celebrated my 13th anniversary last week, by the way--congrats!)

  3. Between that and her cowbell prowess Thumbelina has to be in the lead for favorite child of the month! Congrats guys!

  4. Awesome present! and congrats on your anniversary :D


  5. Did Aunt Mary help her get that? Because it is totally *awesome*.

  6. Great blog! My anniversary is tomorrow and I haven't yet bought the husband a present- do you think I could get away with a Venus and Serina poster?

    It's funny what kids think adults would like - and how excited they get!

  8. I remember buying my parents a Pin Art Toy ( for their anniversary one year. And yeah, I was TOTALLY excited. And really surprised when, at their anniversary dinner, they actually let my sister and I play with it the whole time. It's like they didn't care about it at all! HOW WEIRD!




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