Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Another Year Auntier!

It is my birthday, and to celebrate B.A. and I are having lunch with four Singles in a French restaurant. We did not invite them with an idea of pairing them off (which thought rather boggles the mind), but because we like them. They are all very amiable, talented Singles with interesting Single lives.

On my 35th birthday, I stumbled around the dark, rainy streets of Boston with my Single male housemates (bless their little hearts) looking for a club. We found one, and it was not really the place for philosophy/theology Ph.D. students such as we. It blasted rap and Hip-Hop for the expensively dressed twenty-something white yuppies standing fashionably around with cocktail glasses, and I was simply miserable.

It occured to me that I was tired of a decade of being 25, and that I would like to grow up now. THIS birthday (it being one of those BIG birthdays, hint, hint), I vowed, if I were still Single, I would like to spend with children, real children, like my nephew, as their very grown-up aunt.

Well, that nephew is with his mother in Ecuador, and my subsequent nephew and niece are with their parents in Canada, so I will not have the mateteral thrill of watching small children spread my birthday cake all over their wee faces. However, I am glad B.A. is taking me and four of our friends to lunch, and that instead of going to a club after, we are going to watch The King's Speech.

Since this is a Singles blog, you may be wondering what I would be doing today if I were not married. And the answer, I think, is that I would have taken a train to my brother's house, and ordered the biggest chocolate cake his children had ever seen in their tiny lives. Yes, no doubt I would have returned to Toronto this weekend to go dancing with my girlfriends--and indeed next week I will go dancing with my girlfriends--but for the day itself I would have kept the vow I made at 35. I would have rejoiced in being Auntie.

P.S. Do you remember Operation Valentinus? It is time to think about sending your fellow Singles chocolates by mail. Stay tuned tomorrow for details.

17 comments:

hip2bsquare said...

Happy Birthday, Seraphic!

ceciliamschwartz said...

Happy Birthday, Auntie!!!! May this be the best one yet! :)

Julie said...

Happy birthday Auntie! I am very grateful for all your work.

And about to get more grateful I think. My mother -- who has never ever pestered or even asked about boys before -- sent me a link to a speed dating event this morning. If this is what turning 25 means then I want to go back.

Ginger said...

Happy birthday, Seraphic!! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Jen D said...

Happy birthday!! That sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate the day!

On my most recent one (26), I got a group together to go horseback riding locally, then we came back to my place for pizza and board games. :)

Urszula said...

A very happy birthday to you, dear Auntie Seraphic! Thank you so much for the moral support, encouragement, and laughter you share with singles all over the world!

I hope the lunch and indeed the whole day is fantastic!

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

Happy Birthday! Feeling a kinship with your mum since my 32 year old son has the same birthdate. (Different year though.) Have fun at that French restaurant.

--C.B. (another A.P.)

kozz said...

Happy Birthday!

The Chaste Divorcee said...

Happy Birthday, Seraphic! I hope you have a lovely day.

Nzie (theRosyGardener) said...

Happy birthday! Sounds like a lovely day. I really want to see The King's Speech, but I don't think it's playing here (Black Swan soon will be, though!).

Seraphic said...

Thanks, everybodieeeeee!

What a nice birthday!

Julie, that is terrible. And funny. I am torn between agreeing that this speed-dating thing is simply annoying and fascinated with the whole concept, which I certainly nevair, nevair did myself. If you are tempted to go, email me and we will TALK about a guest post about Jule's Scary Speed-Date Adventure!

Susie said...

Happy birthday! You deserve lots of goodness for what you do for us singles! :-)

Nekeisha said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a great day, it's way past lunch where you are so I hope it was good.

Fritha said...

A belated Happy birthday to you dear Aunt Seraphic. I hope that it is an awesomely blessed year.

Mary said...

Happy birthday dear Seraphic! May the year ahead be filled with happiness and blessings!

Jasmina said...

Happy happy Birthday Seraphic! May it be a woderfull year full of blessings:) :)

Kate P said...

Happy birthday a little late, Seraphic! (Wow, I know three people with this birthday and one is my older brother! Must be a special date.) May this be a wonderful year for you.