I wasn't one of the lucky kids who's birthdays was right in the middle of the school year where everybody would make a big deal out of it. Instead, mine was right in the middle of the summer, pretty darn close to the 4th of July. So, as a kid whenever I would see the first fireworks stand go up in the parking lot at the grocery store, that was the signal to me that everybody in the country was getting ready to celebrate. And more importantly, it is almost my birthday!
Last week I left my office to meet up with Rob for lunch and as I turned the corner, there it was… The first fireworks stand of the season! I smiled and reached for my cell phone. I opened up the text message program (while stopped at a red light, of course) and sent my wife the following message:
It is almost my birthday.
Being the absolutely awesome wife that she is, she responded with:
LOL, did you see a fireworks stand today?
… as if I needed a sign to tell me I picked the right woman!
So, how about you? What triggers your strongest childhood memories?