Hubsta turned 37 years young today, but he’s one of those lucky ones that can pass as a guy in his late 20s and even still gets asked for i.d. #ThoseMalaeuluGenes.
This year, I personally think we did an awesome job of giving him the ultimate ‘gift of time’ ✅ …
He got to blast his favourite Boys 2 Men jams as we worked side by side on our separate projects in his office #WorkTime.
Hubsta’s mum surprised him by popping over for a morning tea catch up #MumTime.
We got to walk up our local Pukeatua Hill and later reminisce about life over a beverage or 2 or 3 – okay 5 #QualityTime.
Then as per annual tradition, our boys shared why they’re happy hubsta was born, made the cake and played/wrestled around together until someone cried #KidsTime.
Hubsta then got his favourite Mocca from B.P. and disappeared for his own self isolation #MeTime.
Finishing up with a movie which is always chosen by our boys #FamilyTime.
When I explained to my boys that we are giving the ‘gift of time’ to hubsta for his birthday, my youngest replied: “But that’s cheating we give the time present every year mum”. Followed by my oldest: “Yeah and it’s lockdown … we give dad time everyday” #FiapotoTime.
Okay #ConfessionTime – This lockdown birthday actually doesn’t sound very different from how hubby and I celebrated birthdays growing up and obviously, my boys don’t realise that we are trying to pass down an important islander tradition. The one where these #NoFrills #LeaiSeTupe #GiftOfTime birthdays were all the rage 🥳 …