i’m pretty sure i’m right

Where: Home
When: Right after I hung up with a new dental office to make an appointment for a cleaning (I care about dental health)

Harv: I can’t believe you have to wait until April for your cleaning.Me: April? I’m going in next week.Harv: I heard you mention April 28th.

Me: Yeah, she wanted to verify benefits for me. Since the insurance is under your name, she asked me for your birthday.

Harv: My birthday’s in March.

Me: ………

Harv: We’ve spent my last three birthdays together. Did you get confused?

Me: No, I’m pretty sure I’m right.

Harv: You’re pretty sure you’re right about MY birthday?

Well, shit. He did have a point.

This is really going to screw my chances for getting that “Wife of the Year” trophy I saw at the airport gift shop.

*Surely, SURELY, I can’t be the only wife to screw up a husband’s birthdate or forget something else important. Anything you’d like to get off your chest? Unless you’re the perfect wife, in which case, you’re probably pretty tired, so no need to trouble yourself by bragging below. 

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  • http://www.bugginword.com/ Elly Lou

    They always ask me for my husbands birthdate when I accidentally shred my ATM card and have to request a new one. I’m never going to learn. On either front.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00830185588772632040 Heather Ales

    Not only have I forgotten our wedding date, I have also mistaken my sons birthdate.


    I know.

    I’ll never forget again though!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00650764598599832814 Rainyday

    I have to count on my fingers to determine the year dear hubs was born. I always have to subtract 5 from my birth year. Or add 5 to his…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17210832629299621129 TheBabyMammaChronicles

    March, April, same thing! I’mgood at remembering it now but I used to always have to add one month to mine, then subtract two days, then subtract five years from my birth year and voila! You would totally think that was the harder way to remember it but no, not for me. In general I often feel like a bad wife though because Todd is actually the more romantic one and way less selfish.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16107214079237461141 areyoukiddingme

    I can never remember our anniversary…

    It took me several years to figure out his birthday.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13866057740157426001 Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress

    It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one. *relief*

  • Anonymous

    LOL! I forgot and scheduled a dental appt. for a cavity ON my husbands birthday this year…in the evening no less. I remembered to rechedule at the last minute thankfully.

  • http://atincupchalice.com/ atincupchalice.com

    LOL. Of course, now I’m curious because my birthday is March 28… but so is Kate Gosselin’s so really it’s not much to brag about ;-)

  • http://www.oncemore.typepad.com/ jenfromboston

    I was in Bermuda for my sister’s wedding. 2 days before the wedding, the guys come back from a round of golf and hang with us at the pool. I ask mike how he did playing w/ my dad (both my Dad and he are really good at golfing), hoping he heat my dad’s score. He did, and I was kinda being obnoxious, celebrating this point, and I start to sing (and dance), “GO-SHO’TY, IT’SYA BIRTHDAY!” which was not something I was prone to sing, nor something I had ever said to Mike.

    Mike: “well, actually it is.”

    Said in front of my family, I looked like a such an ass. well, it was comical but I was mortified.

    He married me anyway.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10224055519067737912 SteffanyF

    I’ve never forgotten his birthday, but he has. Yes, he’s forgotten his OWN birthday. Neither of us can ever remember our anniversary (dating) and every year I end up having to look up when the last pope died. April 2 or 4? Basically the same, right?

  • http://www.velvetverbosity.com/ Velvet Verbosity

    I wouldn’t worry about forgetting his birthday. That shit happens.

    But the whole, “I’m pretty sure I’m right” thing…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11371713800889286955 RollerScrapper

    Well I haven’t forgotten it, but I did go through the trouble of making him a card that said “Hope your birthday’s a blast” (space themed with a rocket on it) and on the inside wrote “I love you more than you love outer space”…he looked at it and said, “you know I like space, but I don’t really get why you wrote what you did in this card” and I said “but you love space!” and he said “well I like space but I don’t love it” and I said “Well the card is still true!”…lol I argued with him about whether he loved outer space or not to make my card valid :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07260217733332249686 Elaine

    My husband and I, we haven’t celebrated our anniversary….ever! We’ve been married 6 years, and neither of us can remember the date. We know it’s in November…

    ps. your posts always make me laugh out loud. Why are you so witty? Can you teach me?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13086171224637985538 Ann

    When I was filling out an application for day care for our daughter, I put my ex-husband’s social security number on the form. Yep, you’ll have to wrestle that Wife of the Year plaque out of my hands!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13534398867537016708 The Empty Envelope

    That’s hilarious. We nearly had a drop down, knock out fight over how old he was this year. He was right, but I said he was a year younger. He should’ve gone with it;).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13866057740157426001 Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress

    Ann- That’s pretty awesome. I’m still going to fight you for it, but I’d you have a good shot at this one.

    empty envelope- hold on….he was fighting you to be older (which, i guess was his correct age, but still)? you obviously have an extremely honest (or obnoxiously stubborn) man. i like that.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13866057740157426001 Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress

    Velvet- Funny you should mention that. Harv was a little miffed not because I forgot his birthday, but because I insisted I knew it better than he did.

    Elaine- How do you get GIFTS if you don’t celebrate anniversaries. Noooooooooooo!

    RollerScrapper- your comment was out of this world. like, in space. Very awesome you would go to the trouble of making a card for him. You’re obviously a good woman. I once got Harv a glass of ice water when he had the flu.

    atincupchalice- You share the same bday with Kate? That’s…….something. =) Actually, I used to be addicted to her and her show and even now, I think her kids are cute and funny. (shhhh….i still watch her show. Don’t. tell. anyone.)

  • http://mommacan.com/ pam

    That is a hoot. What fun writing, I am bookmarking because I am at a very stressful place in work right now.

    Database the size of a small country.

    I need a chuckle every now and then,

    peace and popcorn,


  • http://unintentionalhousewife.com/ Unintentional Housewife

    I’ve never forgotten Hubby’s birthday (2 days and 10 years earlier than my sister – easy). I’m pretty good with birthdays.

    Obnoxiously declaring that I’m 100% right about something he obviously would know better than I do? EVERY DAY. Good thing he loves me.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00986231358585797741 Elizabeth – Flourish in Progress

    pam- work stress is so crap-tastic. hang in there, chica.

    unintentionalhousewife- how can you help but declare the truth…OF COURSE you’re right all the time. duh.