Saturday, October 18, 2008

Tipping the Balance




When Mike was about to celebrate his twenty-first birthday, he stated, unequivocally that the probability of him remaining "under 20" was far greater then the probability of him being older then 21.

Well the birthday came and went and, indeed, he was older then 20. He continued to maintain his stance on this, well ... until right now.

Here we are, a scant 20 years later and the balance is about to tip the other way. Having just asked him about this, I can honestly say that he is no longer in denial.

I have to tell you, this insistence on taking a stance and sticking to it is one of the traits that (now) endears him to me.

Long time readers know just how much I love my husband. Just thinking about him brings a tear to my eye and a smile to my face. Even when I'm irked with him.

On his birthday we will "celebrate" by riding the Tour de Bronx.

So, if you happen to come across a large group of bikers tomorrow (in the Bronx, of course) shout out a Happy Birthday to Papa Squid. And say hi to the rest of us!

5 comments:

Dee said...

I doubt I'll be in the Bronx tomorrow. So, I'll shout my Happy Birthday, Papa Squid in the comments!

Hope Papa Squid has a wonderful day and a great ride.

Penny said...

we'll be passing through...

a happy birthday to papa squid and may all have a safe and enjoyable ride!

Kristen said...

Happy birthday and happy riding! The 19th is my son's birthday too - 21. :-)

Susan said...

I guess I could stand on the sidewalk and pretend I saw Papa Squid riding by and call out my greetings. Umm, probably not the best idea I've ever had :-) So..I'll just yell on the computer.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAPA SQUID! May there be many more rides and other fun in your future.

Cookie said...

Happy Birthday, Papa Squid!


I'm glad he is no longer in denial. I always worried what would happen when Squidette was suddenly "older" than her father. ;^)