Most of the time I’m a really considerate and sweet person (no, seriously), but this last week I realized that I have been slacking in those departments.
My first insensitive deed was to write a post about paying it forward. While the intentions were admirable, I failed to acknowledge or appeal to any of my male readers. (I think I have at least 2?) I should have offered an alternative prize to the black and white motif-patterned aprons as they are probably not the most enticing. At the very least I should have at least mentioned that if any of the men won/chose to participate that they could give the lovely apron to one of the women in their lives. But alas, I am truly a creep and I apologize to all of the men who may in fact be reading this.
To make it up to all of you out there in blogworld, next month I will do a male-inspired giveaway. If any of you have any ideas for a good prize, please help me out here. I obviously haven’t been in this mindset and your input would help me out greatly. (and then I could also gauge if I do in fact have non-mommy readers)
The other subject of my neglect has been this sweet boy right here:
No, not the little one, the big one with the cool hair. (that I cut myself thankyouverymuch…) Today is his birthday and I have not done one thing for him, yet I went running, showered, took a short nap and now I have convinced him to take me to lunch. Am I a brat or what?!
In my defense, I didn’t know that he would decide to take the day off today, thus messing up my go shopping with kids while dad is at work plan. I actually do have one gift in the works that a great blogging buddy helped me out with that I can’t wait for him to see! Other than that I have nothing. Just me with a sheepish, apologetic grin on my face. (not the best of gifty goods!)
The problem is that he is here with me right now, in a messy house with no balloons, cards or other festive decor, and I think going to the store while he sits home with or without the kids was not what he had in mind when taking the day off. I hate that I haven’t done something to make it feel more like a birthday.
Like I said…somewhat a creep. But a creep that has arranged for a babysitter so I can take him out tonight and try really hard to redeem myself!