12.16.2011

Birthdays, eight times over


   Birthdays are a big deal here.  What with having eight people under one roof, you'd think hardly a month would go by without a birthday!  When I was about 11 my mom and dad implemented a new rule - full-out birthday parties were to be planned for the fifth, tenth, 13th, 16th, and 18th birthdays.  Hosting six different birthday bashes a year, every year is a little much!  We kids all like this way of  celebrating.  It makes birthday parties feel a lot more special, and we still do the whole "sing-happy-birthday-and-eat-cake-and-ice-cream-and-open-presents" thing, just with our family.
   Since this is Anders' tenth birthday, he's going to have a party.  However, it's going to be in the summertime because he's sick of inviting all his little guy friends over just to play in the snow!  I would do exactly the same thing if I were him.  

What are some of your birthday traditions?

2 comments:

  1. That is such a neat system. It would really make you look forward to those big birthdays. My family makes a cake for each birthday and we usually go out to dinner {someplace cheap, but the birthday celebrator gets to choose}. During dinner we always have to share our favorite memories of that person. It's a lot of fun!

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  2. Oh, that sounds great! Do you have a big family? If so, the favorite-memory-sharing probably takes a while! ;-)

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