Last Tuesday the 5th of March was my wife Mayang’s Birthday, The week before she was adamant that there would be no party. He twin sister Clara felt the same and I decided to respect their wishes. But I did suggest that she and I go out for lunch and a movie. To her this was a good plan. But the plan failed.
The Tuesday of her Birthday I greeted her in the morning with a “Happy Birthday My Love” and that’s when she told me the plan would have to be put off as she was coming down with a cold and the movie theater was way too cold. Well okay, I can understand that. But…
Later that morning she told me she had to go to town and pay the Globe Cell Phone bill, that got me to thinking, maybe she’s feeling better. Then I asked again about the lunch and movie, and she said she’d pass on that. Wait a cotton picken’ minute, something’s going on and I’m being left out, but then that would not be the first time…
My daughter Ymir Thea and our grandson Jayden are all dressed to go, Clara and her daughter Shey-Shey are all dressed and ready to go, then I find that while at the mall she’ll be meeting our other daughter YoHanna May and our granddaughter Heather Colleen also. But alas not Paul, albeit I will be allowed to sponsor, this day out.
So now that light bulb above my head lit up with a million candle power brightness, “Paul, you’re not invited.” I said to myself. It’s a ladies day out and I would just slow them down, I regrouped and asked my wife to purchase whatever she wanted as a birthday present and consider it from me. We could do lunch and a movie anytime. Wow, I get out of a trip to the mall and I don’t have to think up a reason to not go, cool!
Now before anyone thinks I’ve been slighted, please let me explain, our daughters had separately made a plan to take their mother to lunch and buy her a present. Not knowing about my plan “A” that I had come up with, which by the way that was no longer in effect. Once I had been informed of their idea I was happy with their plan “B”.
The power was off all day so I cranked up the generator, plugged in some tunes, grabbed my android reader, good ole R2D2 and jumped into a Tom Clancy novel. To me it was so much better, than walking around a mall for seven hours. Now that is something I dream about.
At 1700 hours, the power was restored, but the ladies had still not returned. Hunger was creeping up on me and I decided I would fix something to eat, but my phone chirped and it was my wife telling me she was on the way home and was bringing me a Whopper and Onion Rings for chow. Mmmm a Whopper, all is well in Dinalupihan Bataan. BTW I had foregone any and all adult beverages that day, as it was my wife’s day, and the mood wasn’t there. What a considerate guy I can be I’m such a Prince.
When they arrived home I was regaled with a recap of their most wondrous day, plus my girls had bought their mother a nice present, a Colby Kyros 10 inch touch screen internet tablet 4.0 Android computer what- cha-ma-call-it do hicky. A ten inch screen, somewhat larger than the one I have. But all men know that size doesn’t matter. Plus all the new outfits I had given her by just staying home and letting her shop in peace.
So to recap the day, in the grand scheme of things it turned out that our Daughter’s Plan “B” trumped my Plan “A” and the lady I love had a great day. That in its self is enough for me. I won’t even ask if she really was coming down with a cold that morning, it’s not very important now that I reflect upon it.