Birthday Wishes

You Get What You Wish For…

Today is Jason’s birthday. He is 13. Could someone explain to me how that happened? Just how could he possibly be 13 years old? We’ve officially reached the teenage years. I can already tell it’s going to be a fun ride.

For weeks, Jason has been asking for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory for the Xbox. Of course, he refers to it as just “Splinter Cell.” There is one problem with that. He has geek parents, with a somewhat twisted sense of humor. It took all the willpower we had to not purchase him a copy of Splinter Cell for his birthday. The original game came out in 2002, with a second round in 2004 and the current release last month.

Man, how mean would that have been? To be opening your gifts, convinced you were getting the game you wanted – only to find out you got the original version, not the one you wanted? I doubt that the original game has XBox Live capabilities, and Jason loves to play the Live games. It makes me giggle every time I think about it. I could have pulled it off too. I could have convinced hm that he had asked for “Splinter Cell” and how was I to know that he really meant “Splinter Cell Chaos Theory” when he said that?

Oh yes, you should be careful what you wish for around here. You just might get what you want!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

6 replies on “You Get What You Wish For…”

Whenever a movie remake or sequal comes out, my younger friends have a habit of talking about it in this way, making it seem like it’s the only one and there were no prequals/originals, and I get the same geeky urge to tease them in just the same way 😉

Hi Christine. I’m glad you can figure out those games. My son has GameCube and I never know what he’s talking about when he asks for games and always end up with the wrong thing by accident.

In that case… since I’m the outlawed alien around here, I really, really, REALLY wish for a Green Card. You know? The one issued by the United States Government? It’s very hot among the foreign crowd. But unlike your son I’ll have to specify that it’s actually pink (go figure).

Hey, I had to give it a shot!

Anyway, belated happy birthday to the boy AND to his hot mama. After all, YOU were the one who did all the work 13 years and 5 days ago!

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