My son has a birthday on Thursday. He is grown, and we don’t make a huge deal out of birthdays, but I wanted to get him something. He needs pants, so yesterday I offered to take him shopping for new jeans. He stuttered and shifted uneasily and didn’t answer right away.
“Don’t want to shop right now?” I asked.
“Not really.” He answered.
I could tell it was more than not wanting to shop. Something was up!
“Do you not want jeans for your birthday? You can give me other ideas.” I said.
“Well, there are actually two things I want, but I didn’t want to ask.” He grins.
I am preparing myself for something big, like a laptop or something equally out of reach financially. Here is what he wants….
“I need socks.” He said.
I can do that! I can afford socks! “But, you said two things. What’s the other thing?” I crossed my fingers for luck.
He grins again, “Ice cream. I like ice cream.”
So, his birthday is taken care of! Silly guy.