Sunday, January 13, 2013

About Birthdays

Growing up I thought it fairly lovely to have my birthday on the Summer School Holidays

The only downside as a small kid - the birthday parties were all cousin, neighbour, church friend as school friends weren't seen to give an invite. But it didn't matter.. birthdays were always fun.

I was pretty happy with that arrangement till the last 12 years.

Oh yeah, I fogot that a birthday on the holidays would mean ALWAYS  having my ALL my kids at home all day long with me on my birthday. Makes it hard to rest, relax, get stuff done, take myself shopping alone etc etc.

Lucky this year (and last) I sent them packing and planned to do the above

A haircut. A movie. Dinner. Shopping alone the next day.

Thankgoodness for Grandma's also on holidays {bless all the wonderful grandma's out there}

I felt sort of bad though.
They waved me goodbye with sad eyes and slumped shoulders while being driven away in Grandma mobile.

Sniff Sniff enjoy your birthday....don't worry about us.....

 as if they have some sort of major part to play in MY Birthday.

To be fair we did do Roast dinner and Cake and sparkly drink the night before.
We put a whipped cream 41 on the cake then ate it off and replaced it with a 34.

I'm not baking two cakes people!!

Somehow in motherhood anything that was once yours (your body, your chocolates, your bed etc) seems to become owned by the kids. Birthdays fall into this category too.

They want your cake, your balloons, your party, your sparkly apple cider.

It's sort of sweet...... {sort of :/}

But I didn't feel bad for too long and had a lovely relaxing 2 days.
{is it bad to say I wanted another day?? greedy I know}

All was right in the world when they returned home happy, dirty and tired. 

They had gone swimming down the creek twice, ate mcdonalds, watched movies and got to place their handprints in new concrete laid at grandparents house.... just like mine where when I was a child!!{They loved that}.

And we joined back again for takeaway cause I'm not cooking on my birthday.

And happy birthday wishes to my birthday twinsie the darling MR.
{So that meant I didnt cook for two nights!! spoilt!!}

We don't do gifts usually, but a date. In the middle of our two birthdays.

The middle moment where our two birthdays join.

So basically we've been celebrating for three days. I do love a good weeklong celebration.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds delightful. Happy Birthday.

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