21 February 2007

...Girls Just Wanna' Have Fun

Oh yes, I remember this...

first of all, me, sporting the fabulous Bongo Hawaiian print jeans (yes, they had just started making clothes that year) that my mother and I shared...because we both happened to be the same size and liked the same clothes (same sized shoes as well, and this wasquite good for the budget, as the clothes in the 80's were a little pricey...we saved big bucks on Guess jeans you know, and we're only 19 years apart, she was younger then, than I am now at this point in her life...totally weird to think about) which made it quite fun, and we both liked the same music too...The shortie hair with a oversized v-necked sweater from Express...worn over a tank top, of course...It's odd to see all of these pictures, because I've been under the impression that I had a bob haircut for most of my life...hmmmm...

And all the girlies (one holding a Pound Puppy as well) we're in the process of throwing a surprise party for a good friend, for her 16th birthday. Now, it was also my 16th birthday that week too.

No one remembered.
No one wished me a happy birthday.

Only the members of my family (hence the new outfit) And here we all are, me especially, after blowing up at my mom in tears that week and storming out of the room because I was so very hurt...

What I don't know at this point, is under the signs all over the house that say "Happy Birthday Heidi" are ones that say "Happy Birthday Sadie" We yelled this huge "surprise" for her and really had her confused and amazed (because she thought she was coming to my party) opened presents, ate cake and then went downstairs...then slowly, everyone went upstairs, and there I was all alone...walking up the stairs, trying to figure out where everyone had gone to...and

Surprise!

How dense...OK, I'd rather think I'm naive, or trusting...And...Oh, how fun it was too. I was floored, and surprised...my mother had dropped by a cake that morning and was totally in on it, and almost let it slip that week because she was so sad for me. I was just so amazed...because I'd had no idea whatsoever, even though everyone was sure I'd caught on...We opened presents, again, ate cake, again and spend the rest of the evening watched scary movies (actually, I did not because I HATE scary movies so very much, and spent all night staring straight ahead...I can't tell you how many times this has happened in my life) which is probably a bummer, seeing as there must have been some sort of definitive Brat Pack movie out then we could have all enjoyed rather than WesCraven...but no matter. And then proceded to have a wonderful sleepover.

It is still one of the most memorable birthdays I've ever had. Well, good memorable, some of the ones that have followed have been memorable for other reasons. No one has gone through that much trouble since then...

Thanks guys!


3 comments:

KSV said...

I was just going to say the same thing happened to me then I read on and you got a surprise party! Everyone forgot my 16th birthday. All my family, my friends, my boyfriend even. My dad even forgot to pick me up at school that day. I was alone until 5pm at school. It sucked because when I finally got home that day, there was still nothing. My parents sent me a balloon bouquet to school the next day, but the damage had already been done. I think that is why I love that movie, Sixteen Candles. I felt just lke Molly Ringwald, haha. I am definitely having a not leaving my property day on Saturday. Thanks for the idea!

Anonymous said...

Since everyone is sharing, my parents told me they had a business meeting out at a restaurant the night of my 16th. I kind of thought it was to cover up some great surprise that would later happen. I even had to make my own microwave (or oven?) dinner. Probably some Swanson meal or toaster pizza. Then they came home, my dad really ticked off because some kids were throwing rocks at cars that evening, and they completely busted out his windshield at the restaurant. My evening was shot-no celebration, no anything. We have to all swear that when our children hit 16 (especially if they are girls), we will celebrate up the wazoo, and maybe even include him or her in the planning, to avoid the stress!
-Suz

Vanessa said...

Ya, like you should have been watching 16 candles instead!! Okay, that is it. Soon, when it gets warmer, I am coming there. We are partying. Yo uare coming to my hotel room and we are ordering Sundaes and laughing and singing and celebrating that birthday even better than ever.

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