It's my anniversary.

United States
May 6, 2008 12:32pm CST
Tomorrow is my 5th wedding anniversary. I am a bit disappointed because we have no plans. I had wanted to do something special to celebrate, but we can't afford to. Just hiring a sitter is too expensive, let alone actually going out and doing something. I don't think we are even exchanging gifts. I didn't buy him anything. I handle all the finances and I know I didn't save him enough money to buy me anything. I don't mind too much really, these holidays aren't a huge deal to me, we didn't celebrate Valentine's day either. I guess I'm just used to it. This month has always been rough for us. On top of our anniversary we have Mother's Day on Sunday, then my birthday is Monday, and my son's birthday is Tuesday. My son's birthday usually takes precedence over the other holidays. I am going to bake a cake for tomorrow, that is probably going to be it as far as the celebrating goes.
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@sisterjinx (1136)
• United States
6 May 08
Don't let the day pass without acknowledging it. Set up a romatic dinner for you and your hubby. Put the kids in front of the tv for an hour (it won't kill them) and have a romantic moment for just the two of you. When our kids were little it was tough sometimes to do anything special for our occasions. But we always tried to acknowledge them. Even if the baby had to be in the room while the other two watched tv. I would set candles on the table and serve him a nice dinner. I would make a card for him if we couldn't buy cards. Those are some of my most special memories and his too. (we didn't always make it through dinner without kiddo interuptions but it was the effort that mattered.
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• United States
6 May 08
Oh and by the way... Happy Anniversary and in case I forget Happy Birthday too.
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• United States
6 May 08
Oh yeah, we plan on acknowledging the day. We won't let it go by unnoticed. Like I said, I bought a cake that I'm going to make in the morning. I don't really have any special dinner plans, think I'm doing chicken and ramen noodles, LOL. It's eather that or left over meatballs. But we'll do our celebrating after the kids are in bed. :)
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• United States
6 May 08
LOL Good for you :)
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• United States
6 May 08
Congrats on your fifth wedding anniversary! I know it's hard not to have the money celebrate. My husband and I don't do anything spectaculiar for our anniversary. But we always set aside some money to go to the movies and to eat at Olive Garden. We've only been married for two years, but it's tradition that we eat there on our anniversary. It's my favorite resturant and it's were we ate the night we got married. I understand what you mean about too much going on in the month of your anniversary. My daughter's and my dad's birthday fall in the same month as our anniversary. But you really need to take some time and do something special that day, even if all you do is go to eat. It's your one day of the year that belongs to you and your husband. I know it's hard, but it's also important. Best wishes to you both and may you have many more wonderful years together!
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• United States
6 May 08
We used to do that, that is a huge deal in my book :D Last year was Pirates of the Caribbean 3 and Red Lobster! Yum. But this year we have a 3 month old, and I don't like leaving him with other people. Last year my youngest was over a year old, so that wasn't as big of a problem. Besides that, the baby has a nasty cold and I am worried about him, so I'd much rather be home to make sure he's still doing okay.
• Canada
6 May 08
Any little thing that you can do to celelbrate is all that is necessary. If you and your mate are truly in love, "extravagences" will not be necessary. Anything you do to show your love for eachother will be absolutely wonderful.