Birthdays just aren’t what they use to be. I guess some adults don’t care to much about their birthdays, but I would still like to have a bit of a big deal made about mine.
How you know you’re an adult on your birthday:
You are up all night with one (or more) of your children that are not wanting to sleep (as opposed to partying with friends)
You are up at the crack of dawn with the same children who didn’t sleep all night (as opposed to sleeping in till noon to catch up on the sleep you lost while out with friends).
Your husband insists on making dinner, instead of going out or ordering in and you wake up to a sink full of dishes.
You take a 2+ hour nap during the day of your birthday (okay that might not be different, it all depends)
Instead of being showered with gifts, your husband tells you to tell him if you see something you like and he’ll buy it.
You get an Amazon Gift Card from you mom, and all you can find to buy is stuff for your kids.
No elaborate birthday cakes, surprise parties or expensive presents.
However, I’m trying to focus on the positives, aside from being a year older….
Things that made my birthday great this year were:
- 85+ messages from friends and family on Facebook (Facebook really has increased the ‘I feel special factor’ on my birthday)
- Being told “Happy Birthday” by my 5 yo when he woke up in the morning
- Getting a quiet 2+hr nap, kid free
- Spending the morning with my family in beautiful Hawaii
- Waking up to two messily wrapped presents in Thomas Christmas Paper
- C telling me my gifts were a necklace and a humming bird feeder (he was close)
- Opening presents to find a coco nut lei with purple flowers and a butterfly shaped bird feeder, which made the gifts a bit more special.
- Being sung happy birthday to, having my kids blow out my candles and eating a very messy, but yummy cake that was baked and decorated with lots of love (and picked out my C).
I am very thankful for my family, and the things they did to try and make my birthday special,
Happy Birthday To Me!