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Hubby's Turning 40

By Jessie ·
...and I don't know what to get him.

Next month, shortly after the birth of our 5th child, my hubby will be hitting the big 4-0h. He keeps asking me what we're going to do for his birthday, but I honestly don't know... The new baby will most likely be about 2 weeks old on his 40th, so I wouldn't want to do anything where I'd have to find her a babysitter, and we'll be AWFULLY short on cash.

Hubby is a Geek to his core... a computer gamer, built and runs a website for profit, plays D&amp style RPGs (currently Cyber-Punk) every Sunday night, loves techno music, and rock from the 70s and 80s, Van Halen, Hall and Oats, etc.

Any ideas on what to do for my wonderful hubby on his 40th birthday? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Suprise party?

by jdclyde In reply to Hubby's Turning 40

Get his friends together, get some tunes and make it into almost a carnival(sp) so there is something for all the kids.

Of course, try to find something that the big kid can do!

Of course a big LAN PARTY is cool too!

Will have to think about this and get back to you.

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Quiet Dinner

by jdclyde In reply to Suprise party?

You might WANT to look into that babysitter for just a little while.

A few hours of quiet with no kids after the hecktick few weeks you both will have just gone through with the new one might be just what the doctor ordered.

Nothing fancy, even a nice quiet home cooked meal is good but make it yours and his time. Then bring the little ones back as no dad would be happy if they weren't surrounded by their kids on their birthday!

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Yikes...

by maecuff In reply to Suprise party?

A party two weeks after the birth of a child. I couldn't do it. But, you never know, Jesse may be tougher than me.

I didn't really get my husband anything special for his 40th, he seemed to want to let it just slide by. And he did the same for me.

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That is why I came up with second idea

by jdclyde In reply to Yikes...

after thinking about it for a bit.

It has been over a decade since I have had babies so sorry if the first wasn't the best idea in the world. Excuuuussseeee Meeeeeeee! (ala Steve Martin)

It also depends a lot on how much help can be gotten from friends and family on how things like this work out.

Just looking for ideas that aren't a drain on the wallet as I KNOW how expensive kids can be. Not five kids, but the twins WERE a major drain that separate kids aren't because of NO HAND ME DOWNS.

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Surprise party may be doable...

by Jessie In reply to Suprise party?

If I start planning it NOW... Lord knows I won't be up to planning anything once the bambino gets here.

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get him

by jck In reply to Hubby's Turning 40

a vasectomy.

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?

by Jessie In reply to get him

Do you say that because this is our 5th child, or because geeks like us shouldn't procreate?

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Well it could be a bit of both

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to ?

But get him in now for the Slice & Dice. I know a guy who does there every Friday Afternoon and if he was told that Hubby was a computer Guru I'm sure that he would get him to do something for him that he wants or thinks that he needs.

After all it's very hard to argue or refuse a guy standing over you with a scalpel and a shaking hand. I know I've been there and found myself spending 14 hours patching his Windows XP Home computer over a dial up connection one night.

But he is a really good QUACK otherwise and really quite funny particularly when you get him on his boat moored just near his back door. He persisted in rocking the bloody thing while I was standing in the platform at the back about 3 inches below the water line when his Cordless phone fell off the side so I just threw him in to retrieve it. :)

Well he did stop rocking the boat and I stayed more or less dry.

Just tell him he's going for a day trip Down Under and I'll arrange the appointment. With the time difference he could leave early in the morning clear customs here and have the operation and be home in time for tea or is that dinner where you live and the only thing he would have to show for the trip is when he gets back he would be bald down there! :)

Incidentally Jessie you should already know that Geeks shouldn't procreate mainly because it takes time away from their play toys not to mention the way the the pregnant female looks when attempting to lie on her stomach under a desk trying to find out what has gone wrong sort of rolling around out of control.

And just for fun he can fix my front speakers I think when I replaced a monitor I pulled out a plug or lead but it's only been a couple of months now so if I can get someone else to look I'm easy.

Col ]:)

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I said it

by jck In reply to ?

because you were bitchin about the pains of being pregnant.

It's a gift that would serve both him and you.

BTW...ice-cold bananas...remember that for his post-operative. :)

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peas

by jdclyde In reply to I said it

frozen peas or a six-pack are the two BEST after procedure care packs available.

No self-respecting guy is shoving a bannans between his legs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Look for someone that uses a laser instead of the knife! Less chance of infection, less swelling and less pain. Also make sure he has a few pair of LOOSE sweat pants for the weekend.

Get him done NOW and you will both be back in action about the same time! Woo Woo!

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