Unconventional Birthday Celebrations…
I have to admit as a child I didn’t have great birthday celebrations. I’ve only come to really enjoy my birthday in the last fifteen years or so. The reason for this…. My birthday is December 30th 😛 As the oldest of four children my birthday gift was included in with my Christmas presents and I couldn’t have a party because everyone was busy with the holidays. Then as I got older no one wanted to go out on my birthday because New Year’s Eve was the next night – okay everyone let’s hear a big ‘ohhhh.’
My daughter was born on November 30th, my husband’s birthday is December 7th, and my son’s is December 19th – GEEEEZZZZ. So because I didn’t want my kiddos to have the same disappointing birthday memories I do I came up with the half birthday celebrations. June is a good month for us financial and the kids are just finishing school so it was easy to track-down friends when they were younger for parties. Hubby and I could afford a nice dinner out and a movie to celebrate ours. AND I could buy some really cute sandals – my ‘birthday’ present.
My other son is born on St. Patrick’s day. Well, that just begged for all sorts of unconventional birthday celebrations. I’ve done Irish folktales, treasure hunts (the leprechaun’s pot of gold), etc. Now that he is in college, green beer pretty much covers it.
I came up with these unusually ways to celebrate their birthdays because I feel it is sooooo important for a child/adult to realize that they are valued. That their birth is celebrated because without my kiddos life would SUCK!!
In Spike – Rae’s birthday isn’t covered but she feels that her life doesn’t really matter. It isn’t until Brody returns that she sees what an impact she has on those around her. Brody is a member of a top beach volleyball team and yet he hasn’t ever been able to forget Rae.
Leave me a comment 😀 Up for grabs is the grand prize of a $100 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble or Amazon (your choice). And I’m giving away this cool cup ideal for the beach filled with lip balms.
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