Sunday, March 1, 2009

i am a lifetime joy...

or at least my mom thinks so. you see, she sent me the same card for my birthday two years in a row. when i opened the card i knew it looked familiar so i looked through my basket of cards and found the same one from the year before. i took a picture of the cards and emailed it to my mom and we had a good laugh about it. apparently when she was shopping for my card and picked that one out she had a feeling that she had gotten it before. but she thought she sent it to my sister instead of me.

then a week after my birthday was ben's birthday. he got his card from my mom and dad in the mail and i jokingly asked, "have you gotten that one before hun?" he said it look a little familiar, so i went back to the basket to see if she sent him a duplicate also. as i was flipping through all the cards i stopped and asked, "ben??? are the two cards from my mom over there on the table?"

to which he replied "yeah. why?"

i started laughing and pulled out another of the same card and grabbed my camera again!

my mom may have gotten me the same card three times, but at least she thinks i'm a lifetime joy!



love you, mom! :-)

6 comments:

Mom said...

Actually, when I go birthday card shopping I usually buy three of each card, that way when I am old and destitute I will still have a nice card to send to my wonderful children, and they will know that they are forever a joy to my heart (even if my brain doesn't function very well). Love from your mother, the one who birthed you. :-)

Ashley said...

Haha that is a funny story! did you find a duplicate of Ben's card too?

Greg has gotten me the same card twice in a row before and when I told him he said he thought it looked familiar but couldn't remember. so I pulled it out and showed him!

ben and erin said...

no, ben didn't get a duplicate card. i think they both had pine trees on them, though, so that's why he thought it looked familiar.

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

That's so funny! And even funnier that your mom - the one who birthed you - commented! :)

The Swann's said...

This post totally cracked me up!!! And yes, having Mom comment on it makes it even funnier!!!! :-) I tell ya though. This is always a caution of mine while card shopping for my family as my brothers remember EVERYTHING and I would NEVER live it down if I did this to them!!!! hahaha!!!

Thanks for the comment on my blog as well. :-) Unfortunately our house is carpeted so it made for interesting cleaning...

Jessica said...

hehe that is funny!