Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka won’t stop until they’ve managed to make everyone else in the world look like a loser in comparison to them. Seriously, these two just can’t stop doing perfect things. First they have adorable children and they spend time with them adorably. And did you know Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Tony Awards for the fourth time this year? Yeah, he’s just that awesome. And now that I’ve heard NPH tell the elaborate story of what his fiancé David gave him for his 40th birthday, I’m ready to just totally give up on being cool. It’s a lost cause.
Neil went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and talked about the fact that he’s turning 40 soon. I could probably just stop the post right here, because that is a newsworthy revelation in itself. That guy’s almost 40?! Maybe he really was a kid genius and he developed some kind of youth serum for himself. Regardless, he’s turning 40 on June 15th, so naturally David threw him a surprise party two and a half months before that, just to make sure it really was a total and complete surprise. Unless Neil was thinking, “Hmm, my birthday will be here in a couple months, I should start expecting surprises.” Which would be weird.
Neil says he jokingly told David that before they were a couple, his friends threw him a great scavenger hunt party, and David better be able to top it for the big 4-0. David took this challenge very seriously, and according to Neil he spent eight months planning the most elaborate birthday surprise in history. It involved piecing together a jigsaw puzzle to reveal a clue that led him to watching a old-timey video David created for him (he might have also created a new kind of computer technology in the process, I’m not sure), and on and on the story goes. Did I fail to mention that this was a week-long event? My favorite part of the story is when Neil says he got stopped by a cop. Oh no! Did the cop arrest him or give him a ticket? No. He gave him another clue.
Just stop making us look bad, David Burtka. Now when I give my friend another lavender-scented lotion set and she tells me for the hundredth time that it gives her a rash, I look like a terrible gift-giver. Okay, that might be a bad example. But seriously, Mr. E! News, you need to pull it back before my mom starts expecting me to get her a three-ring circus and the meaning of life in lieu of flowers this Mother’s Day.