Could have been worse

Today was my birthday.

There was no trip to the pub after work. No wine bar with wife. No over the top meal in a TV chef’s restaurant. There was no fancy meal at home, no streamers, no fanfare, no expensive electronic gifts.

There was no sleep.

There was a sick little girl, a very tired wife and a sleepless infant.

Then all my ladies fell asleep, one of them on my lap breathing softly.

There was a beautiful quiet infant

A little girl resting

And a brave wife recharging

Could have been worse.

NB: To those that have asked thank you. Life is as good as it can be after you have double the amount of kids you had a month ago. Regular posts will return soon.

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23 Responses to Could have been worse

  1. Sheila says:

    Belated happy birthday Kev! Hope next year’s birthday allows you to make up for this year’s quiet one.

  2. Mystery Case says:

    Happy Birthday! Hoping things improve 🙂 x

  3. daddownunder says:

    You have omitted the key piece of information Kev, how old?

  4. i said it before but I’ll say it again, Happy Birthday! Birthdays kind of become a bit of a non-event after kids hey! I’m glad you got a bit of quiet though, and really, I think one of the best gifts is a sleeping child on your lap, they’re just so peaceful!

  5. Well, that’s life when you are at the very, very pointy end… it certainly is… and doesn’t matter. Watching the kids as they sleep is so good, it’s the payback for all the time they are awake!! And I like to watch my snoozing husband sometimes too, less cute, but at peace.

  6. 40YrOldDad says:

    Happy Birthday, Kev. At least tell me you got a cake? It’s what separates your birthday from every other day of the year.

  7. Rita Azar says:

    Happy Birthday Kevin! Best wishes!

  8. rhian @melbs says:

    Happy Birthday, who need gifts when you have your gorgeous new arrival. Hope you get some sleep soon.

  9. Karen Reid says:

    Happy birthday Kevin. Hopefully you will all get some sleep

  10. iSophie says:

    Great optimism Kev, you are doing such a fab fab job looking after your ladies. At least you got to eat cake, Happy Birthday!

  11. Happy birthday, Kev. Hopefully you’ll get a glass of wine this evening!

  12. Happy Birthday Kev. I’ll buy you a belated birthday beer next time I see you. 🙂

  13. Next year, I am convinced, will be filled with handprint cards and snuggles … And one fewer slices of cake as your youngest lady will get a piece by then.

  14. Shari Brewer says:

    Happy Birthday, Kevin. Birthdays just aren’t what they used to be are they? Here’s cheers to an extra piece of cake when the girls aren’t watching 🙂

  15. Grace says:

    Happy birthday, Kev! Drunken birthdays at the pub are now overrated. We never remember what happened. Instead, look what you got this year? One of the most memorable ones of all 🙂

  16. Happy birthday!! Yes, with the addition of spawnlings, birthdays do take on a whole new meaning. Your quiet moment of reflection with one spawnling on your lap is only the beginning. With future birthdays, remember to take the time out to reflect on surviving another year of attempts from your children to either maim, embarrass, or simply be entertained by you. This can even take the form of birthday cakes. Either way, each birthday is an enjoyment of the awesome year you have just had. And for that, you deserve a 2min reprieve on the couch.

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