Friday, February 18, 2011

Magical Moment 379, "Nothing"

Eddie and I like to make a big deal out of each other's birthday's. For example, on my birthday I get to pick what I want to eat, where I want to go, and what I want to do. The other person has to make that wish come true, no questions asked and no complaining. Eddie has sat through karaoke night, eaten sushi, and spent the day at the mall for me. Well, today, we celebrated Eddie's birthday (his real birthday is on Sunday, but he has to work).

I asked Eddie, "What do you want to do on your birthday?" The answer was simple. Nothing. I thought maybe he just needed some suggestions: Play a game of racket ball? Go to the park? Go out to eat? Go see a movie? Nothing. He wanted to do nothing. He didn't want to leave the house, or the couch for that matter. And so, in keeping with our birthday tradition, I respected his wish.

We spent most of the day watching movies and eating junk food in between naps. At the end of the day I asked Eddie, "Did you have a good birthday?" 
He exclaimed, "It was amazing. The best birthday I ever had."

His response reminded me of that movie, Office Space. The main character skips work, and when his friend asked him what he did instead, he replied, "I did nothing. I did absolutely nothing, and it was everything that I thought it could be."

So happy birthday, Eddie. I'm glad your dream of doing nothing came true for a day. As for me, polish up your cowboy boots for a night of 2-stepping and karaoke come April!