Saturday, July 07, 2007

Delayed Gratification

When I was younger, and by younger I could even mean as recently as last year, I couldn't wait to open my birthday presents. If I knew someone had something for me, I wanted it right then and right there. Now, now, now! was my mantra.

I guess something in me has matured this year, though the hows and whys of it escape me. But tomorrow is my birthday and yesterday my mother set 3 huge presents and a massive gift bag in one of my back bedrooms. Then, last night, my significant other walked in with a very large gift bag and a smaller one.

As we were sitting down to dinner, he asked: "Aren't you going to open your presents?"

My odd, even by my standards, answer?

"Of course. But not today. It's not my birthday, yet."


Jon said...

It's always amazing that we teach ourselves that self control....eventually. Didn't work for me as a kid, but I'm the same way as you now; it's somehow more special if you wait.
Anyhow, Happy Birthday!

Sizzle said...

have fun opening the presents!


meghansdiscontent said...

Jon- Umm, well . . . see my next post.

Sizzle - Thanks!! :)

Dan said...

Happy birthday. So what did you get?

TC said...

Yeah, I want to know what the little/big gifts from the SO were :)

meghansdiscontent said...

Dan and TC - I answered your questions, guys, but I did it on the newest post! I just thought more people would see it that way and wouldn't be asking the same questions you did!