This weekend we're celebrating a major milestone – my wife's 40th birthday. We'll be blowing out candles and eating cake, presenting Mommy with cards and flowers, and letting her know how much she is appreciated. We'll also hand over a special gift, something she would never purchase herself but agreed would be nice to have – a hot pink iPod Nano.
In recent days we've worked together to build her iTunes library with all her favorite songs, including 80s dance hits, Broadway numbers and a vast array of rock and pop tunes, including several one-hit wonders she hasn't dusted off in years. She's excited to revisit all this great music, and I'm excited to help make it happen.
But her coolest gift of all is her upcoming trip to Arizona, where she'll spend four nights with her brother and sister-in-law, unencumbered by the kids, Guitar Dad and her task-heavy routine. I'm thinking that iPod will come in handy on her flights and in her down time. Happy Birthday, Honey. We love you.