For those of you mockdockers who have been around for a long time, you may recall that next month, on my birthday, I will be turning really really really really old. Like – waaaaay older than I feel. And it doesn’t matter how many times I hear that 40 is the new 30 – it isn’t. Forty is freaking ancient and there’s just no getting around that. And the thing is, when I think of someone who’s 40, I think of an ADULT. I am in no way, shape, or form an adult. I’m not entirely sure I ever will be. I am perpetually immature, which is lucky for you guys seeing as how only someone really immature could run a blog which just mocks stuff.
So yeah – I’m going to be 40. I’ve been dreading this birthday for pretty much the last 5 years. And I’ve been extra dreading it lately, because it’s practically HERE. But listen how awesome yesterday and today were, and how much more awesomeness is on the horizon.
So yesterday, my awesomely fantastic mom calls me to tell me that one of my presents is a FULL WEEK without Junior Mock at night. Now, you might think it sounds mean that I would be EXCITED about being away from Junior Mock, but I have been so sleep deprived since he came home from the hospital, that the thought of actually getting to sleep for more than 4 hours in a solid block sounds like a total slice of heaven to me. PLUS, it means a week’s worth of evenings to spend with Mini-Mock, and we can actually go out and do all sorts of fun stuff. See – Junior Mock has to ride in a wheelchair van, which only fits two adults and him – there is no room for Mini-Mock in it. So anytime we want to go somewhere as a family, we have to take two cars. And if Mr. Mock is traveling, which he does a great deal, then I am basically a prisoner in my home, because I don’t have a way of transporting both kids together. Unfortunately, this means Mini-Mock doesn’t get to go out and do as much stuff as I’d like for him to get to do. But next week? When Junior is staying with Grandma and Grandpa Mock? Mini-Mock and I are going to PARTAY!!! And then we will come home and sleep aaaaaaall night long. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this present.
And you know what else happened yesterday? I got an email from alert and astute mockdocker Sarah, who sent me photos of her trip to a fabulous exotic petting zoo in northern Michigan, where she got to hold and feed and snuggle with baby bears, and tigers, and kangas, and deer, and raccoons, and foxes, and groundhogs, and monkeys and countless other precious creatures ALL IN ONE PLACE. I mean, it was like my meerkat and wallaby experience times a million. And so I told Daisy that what I wanted for my birthday was for us to go to that zoo sometime this summer. And Daisy, because she’s crazy about animals too, said yes! So we’re just working on figuring out a date. LOOK at these pictures, you guys – and this is just a small sampling from Sarah’s collection.
So then TODAY, my mom told me that my big birthday present (as if a week of sleep wasn’t enough already!) was an overnight stay in THIS HOTEL:
And not only that, but it’s a girlfriend trip. I get to take Daisy with me, and we’re going to get manicures and martinis – all expenses paid. And we’re going to go horseback riding and explore the beautiful grounds of the resort and just in general act like we’ve stepped right out of the Sex And The City movie. I cannot WAIT. I mean – LOOK at that place, you guys.
But there’s even MORE. For awhile now, Mr. Mock has promised that for my 40th birthday, we’re going to go somewhere fabulous. We’re going to do that the first week of December, but I don’t get to find out WHERE we’re going until the actual day of my birthday. All I know is that it’s beachy and warm and fabulous.
So between my trip with Mr. Mock, and my girlfriend trip to the fabulous resort with Daisy, and my zoo trip with Daisy, I am pretty much assured of having the most awesome birthday on record. Even if that stuff isn’t happening right on my birthday.
Maybe 40 isn’t going to be so bad after all!