While at a sandwich shop on Saturday, I saw a sign of "16 Things That Took Over 50 Years for Me to Learn," by Dave Barry. It was great reading, but #11 especially caught my eye.
11. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven.
Well, when I was eleven, 7-Eleven had a jingle "Oh, thank heaven, for 7-Eleven." Of course, all things being about me, I changed the jingle to "Oh, thank heaven, for Kim's eleven". And ever since then, mostly, my birthday has been a pretty big deal. And this is my birthday week. You see, not only do I make a big deal about my birthday on my birthday, but it has now become a grand celebration of my birthday week. And I totally expect other people to make a big deal about it. After all, I make a pretty big deal about everyone else's birthday!
If you want to send me gifts or cards, please be sure to have them in the mail by midnight on Tuesday.
Seriously, I love this birthday stuff!